The council has received a planning application for the vacant land adjacent to 17 Fordhouse Lane.
The owners would like to change the use from vacant plot to car sales business accommodating 22 cars and erection of single storey office building. Above is a screenshot from google maps, although the area has been levelled with tarmac over and has a series of cars parked on it over recent months.
After many years of being boarded up, those visiting the high street this week have noticed some rumblings on the triangle of land on island Hazelwell Road, between the the British Oak and Printgo and backs onto Stirchley Community Church.
The land is due to be turned into much needed public realm. It includes curves benches and interconnecting paths that will make it easier to cross from one side of the high street to the other. Where the paths cross there is a due to be concrete block paving in buff (a light brownish yellow, ochreous colour) and red colours. This is part of the Aldi development on Hazelwell Lane, which is progressing at some pace
Paving generally: Charcon Europa 200 x 100 x 60mm concrete block paving, laid 45° herringbone pattern on 50mm sharp sand base. Block colour: Charcoal. Inner circle: 1300mm diameter Charcon Europa 200 x 100 x 60mm concrete block paving, laid radially on 50mm sharp sand base. Block colour: Buff. Outer circle: 2500mm diameter Charcon Europa 200 x 100 x 60mm concrete block paving, laid radially on 50mm sharp sand base. Block colour: Red. Seating units: 4 no. Marshalls ‘Rendezvous City’ curved bench units, with cast iron ends and stainless steel seat section. Units to be bolted to block paving.
Plans submitted to birmingham city council
Below are the a screenshot of the proposed site plan submitted to Birmingham City Council as part of Aldi’s planning application.
Work on the new Pineapple Road station will be starting ground investigation works from 2 July for up to 11 weeks.
The ground investigations (for example, borehole drilling) will be carried by contractor VolkerFitzpatrick. They will inform the next stage of the station design and ensure Pineapple Rd station can be built safely.
The majority of the work will take place during standard working hours: Monday to Friday, 07.30am to 5.30pm. But to ensure the safety of workers some work will need to take place on weekends and at night-time when the railway line is closed.
Out of hours work is due to take place on the following weekends from 9pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday:
Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 July
Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 July
Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 July
Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 July
Work has been planned carefully to reduce disruptions. Measures will be in place by West Midlands Rail Exec (WMRE) to monitor and reduce any noise. Task lighting will be directed away from neighbouring areas.
To access certain survey areas safely they will need to remove some vegetation. WMRE are working closely with an ecologist throughout the process and will only be removing vegetation if absolutely necessary.