AMBITIOUS plans to transform Kingshurst Village centre look set to be given the go ahead by planning chiefs tonight (April 27).
Solihull planning committee are due to decide the fate of the planning applications which seeks to demolish the centre and build 79 new homes, the majority of which will be social rented housing through Solihull Community Housing (SCH), as well as a new vicarage for St Barnabas’ Church.
There are also plans for an improved road layout linking the village centre to the surrounding area, as well as open green space and a wide footpath linking Kingshurst Park to the school.
The plans state there would be a creation of shop units and health and community assets including a purpose-built GP surgery, pharmacy, dentist and community space if it is given the green light.
Documents released ahead of the meeting revealed the recommendation to Councillors was for planning approval to be given subject to conditions.
The plans have been in the pipeline since 2016 when the community and stakeholders were asked their thought on such as project.
Over the years there have been a number of consultations and in September outline planning permission was granted to developers.
Previously Solihull Council said this has been one of the biggest barriers to the development of Kingshurst so far, and it is one of the reasons it has taken longer to progress this scheme than other similar projects in the borough.