Seven Capital has applied for planning permission for the Hazelwell Lane site
Reserved Matters Consent seeking permission for appearance, layout, scale and landscaping of a food retail store with associated parking, engineering, landscaping, drainage and infrastructure works following outline approval 2018/10370/PA f Details are available here.
Challenge the Council
As part of the Pioneer Places initiative we have been invited to challenge Birmingham City Council. At a recent meeting Cllr Thompson (Cabinet member) emphasised how important it was that the Council continued to be challenged around its commitment to Localisation and for the council to learn from what hasn’t worked well and how it could have been done better. Councillor Thompson has just set up a Localisation Star Chamber – where service areas will present what they have been doing that contributes to the Localisation agenda as well being challenged as to what else could be done Pioneer Places have been asked to contribute into the star chamber process with the Challenge Case Studies.
Below is a pro forma form which we have been asked to complete so bring your ideas to the meeting (we can submit more than one form – the more the merrier).
Pioneer Places – BCC CHALLENGE Case Studies
The 4 key Measures of Success as outlined in the “Working Together in Birmingham’s Neighbourhoods” Strategic Document are: –
Services being different, better suited to the area, and more efficient
Officers working for “one council”, putting shared outcomes and local places first, not their service or directorate
Local councillors having more influence on services
Residents feeling they are more in control of their services and their local area
Some temporary trial measures will be installed in Stirchley local centre over the next few weeks to create safer space for people and enable social distancing in this area of high footfall.
Proposed measures include:
Footway/pavement widening to create additional space for people and spill out activity, including through the suspension of some on-street parking.
Reallocation of road space on the northern side of the gyratory (Hazelwell Street) to enable people to maintain social distancing.
Junction improvements at Bournville Lane to make it easier for people to cross on foot, by installing a central refuge and temporary ramps.
Surface treatments at crossing points and on side road junctions along the high street to emphasise these locations to both pedestrians and drivers.
Potential for more cycle parking in the area to encourage local trips by bike (let us know where you think this is needed).
This scheme is being delivered on a temporary trial basis for the next few months, with the potential for these measures to be made more permanent if this is something people want to see happen.
Your views We want to hear what you think about these proposals These changes will be introduced on a temporary trial basis (a condition of the funding is that the measures must be in place by the end of August).Trials will initially last for up to 6 months, giving an opportunity to see how they are working and to make any necessary changes.
We want to work with local residents, businesses, community groups and others to encourage difference uses of this space.
We can also think about how any trial measures might be made more permanent, if this is something people want to see happen – this process should be shaped by the people who live and spend their time in this area.
You can give feedback online via the Stirchley local centre section of our Commonplace site, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.