January 2022 agenda

Happy New Year to all our fellow Stirchley residents. The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting (Monday 10th January 2022) is available below, along with the minutes from the last meeting.

The meeting tomorrow will be online, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and problems with the IT at Stirchley Community Church. To join the Zoom Meeting, click here.

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of meeting 13th December 2021 (posted here)
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police Update 
  6. Planning issues, including Aldi application for retail store at Hazelwell Lane – Ref 2021/10881/PA
  7. Networking 
  8. The future of Stirchley Ward and High Street – follow on from December discussion
  9. Any other business

The next Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum meeting will take place on Monday 14th February 2022. We will be monitoring the situation and advice in terms of whether it is safe to gather in person and will let people know if it will be online only or a hybrid meeting, as trialed last year.

If you would like to be informed of upcoming Stirchley Forum meetings, please email stirchley.forumb30@gmail.com

Latest news

Former District Office for rent

We have been informed this evening that the former District Office has now been advertised for rent as D1 Community Centre use at a rent of at least £25,000pa for a term of 3 or 5 years full details are here.

Sub-post office for Stirchley

Is anyone interested in opening a sub-post office in Stirchley? As the High Street has now lost it’s last bank this could be a good opportunity. You can lodge your interest here https://runapostoffice.co.uk/ The post office at Dogpool has been closed since March and we understand that there are plans afoot to redevelop that corner and the former telephone exchange.


There have been two recent planning applications that relate to the High Street

  • 2020/03996/PA is proposing work that would result in a 6 bedroom House of Multiple Occupation at 1511 Pershore Road.
  • 2020/04099/PA is proposing to turn a current HMO & supermarket storage space into flats. It is Hazelwell House, Hazelwell Road. People living in Warren Road should take a look.

Both applications can be seen on Birmingham City Council Planning Online.

Virtual Hazelwell Station presentation and Q&A

There will be an online public meeting on 22nd July from 6 – 7.30pm about the Hazelwell train station.

Join the meeting online at Teams, the link is here.

A few things to be aware of

  • Teams Live Events can be accessed by downloading the Teams app to your laptop, smartphone or tablet or you can join the meeting via a browser session
  • The public  will be able to see and hear the Councillor and presenters but you will not actually be audible or visible.
  • You are able to write Questions whilst viewing OR send any questions by e-mail to me karen.cheney@birmingham.gov.uk or Mary.Locke@birmingham.gov.uk   prior to the date of the meeting.
  • This is new technology to us all and has been a steep learning curve so please be patient with us.
  • The live virtual meeting will be recorded and then be accessible to the public.

Please feel free to pass on the e-mail to others in Stirchley who you think would like to attend and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.


We understand that Morrisons is on track for opening on 9th July. It is now possible to take a look through the side window, by the cafe, tables and chairs have now been delivered.

Leaflet – Stirchley together through COVID-19

By now all households in Stirchley Ward should have received a leaflet giving COVID-19 related information. It was very much a collaborative effort and we would welcome your feedback.

Thanks for attending January’s meeting

Thanks to everyone who braved the storm and came out to January’s meeting. There was plenty of information to be shared with the usual planning and police updates as well as questions from Stirchley residents and an update from Councillor Mary Locke.

The draft minutes for the Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum January 2020 meeting will be up on the website soon. But if in the mean time you want to make any comments on planning applications mentioned in the meeting or any of the consultations that were discussed at the meeting, you’ll find the details below.

Live planning applications mentioned;

  • Land adjacent 1581 Pershore Road: application for the Magnet store area to become a car repair centre. It had been withdrawn, but is now back up – 2020/00350/PA on the council’s website
  • 1469 Pershore Road (the old recycling shop between Joshuaa Shaun and House of Kards): Variation of conditions, to allow opening hours between 1000 and 2200 hours Sunday to Wednesday and 1000 to 0000 hours Thursday to Saturday – 2019/09869/PA if you’re looking on the council’s website

Consultations that were mentioned in the meeting;

  • Development Management in Birmingham – consultation ends 21st February 2020. Think parking, HMOs, community development etc. Helps inform what gets planning permission etc. We’ll probably talk more about this at the next meeting.
  • Parking Supplementary Planning Document – consultation ends 21st February 2020. Includes revised parking standards for new developments which reflect new national guidance and the Birmingham Transport Plan.
  • Birmingham Transport Plan – consultation from 28th January until 27th March. Sets out Birmingham City Council’s vision for the future of transport in the city, which is a sustainable, green, inclusive, go-anywhere network.