Monday, 7 April 2014

CP4SO Ward Champions for Selly Oak

Cllr Karen McCarthy presents CP4SO with their Ward Champions Certificate. Copyright cp4so 2014.
The work of CP4SO has been acknowledged with their election as Ward Champions for Selly Oak in 2014. This award was made in recognition of our efforts over the Battery Site / Sainsbury's development but we continue to campaign for the ward on all planning matters.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Public meeting and AGM

7th April, 6:30pm. Scout Hut, Gibbins Rd.

Updates on Major Developments
Update on Sense / Dingle site
Houses in Multiple Occupancy - Article 4
Local Sustainable Transport Fund

The city council plan to introduce a 20mph limit on Residential Rds and also on the Bristol Rd in Bournbrook. However Gibbins Rd will remain at 30mph.

The city have pressed ahead with the expansion of St Mary's School and the opening of the University School on Weoley Park Rd but have not made any adjustments to the local roads to allow for the extra traffic and parking.

Concerned about traffic levels and parking in the Selly Oak St Mary's Neighbourhood? Complete our survey here and come to the meeting. You can also add comments to this post (click on the [no] comments link below).

Sunday, 9 February 2014

University School Approved

Plans for the University School on Weoley Park Rd were approved by BCC on 6th Feb 2013.

Friday, 6 December 2013

University School - Send Council your response by 10th December 2013

We have until 10th December to send comments to the Council Planning Committee about the University's plans for the new school on Weoley Park Road.
Responses must only relate to planning issues if it is to be considered by the Planning Committee:
Think about the following points:
·         Impact to additional traffic on surrounding roads e.g. Weoley Park Road, Bristol Road, Gibbins Road, Weoley Hill etc.  
·         Increased traffic flow at peak hours on already congested roads - currently the plans only expect a small % increase so don’t see the need to cater for any additional issues - is that what you see around schools at peak drop off and pick up times.  
·       Have you tried to go down Lodge Hill Road when St Mary's is finishing for the day - this school will have around 3 times the number of pupils so 3 times the number of cars at peak times – and during parent evenings etc.  
·         Impact of parking on Weoley Park Rd access roads and neighbouring roads  
·         Closure to all school traffic of the Fox Hill entrance to the site
Request: The Planning Committee to defer the planning application, subject to a Members site visit and discussion with the local residents
Respond by:
·        Email: using the
‘Planning Online’ tool using reference 2013/08357/PA
·        By Post to: Planning and Regeneration, PO Box 28 Birmingham B1 1TU, quoting the same reference number as above
The proposed catchment areas are out of scope of the planning committee so any comments on these will be ignored.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Selly Oak: A New Direction?

Public meeting

6:30, Mon 11th November,Scout Hut, Gibbins Rd

Update on Sainsbury's Battery Site and Sense Dingle Site.

Share your view on how the High Street can be improved.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Sense purchase the Dingle

We very much welcome the news that Sense (deaf-blind charity) have purchased the Dingle (adjacent to Lookers). Sense have asked to meet local residents groups to discuss their plans for the site which sound very exciting with many potential benefits for Selly Oak.

Battery Site Plan approved

On 17th of October the City Planning Committee approved the outline plans for the Battery Site. This decision followed the offer of additional funding for the Lapal Canal and a clear indication that other design changes will be made before the full plans are submitted. Critically the developers have agreed to work with the local community on key aspects of the design such as the Bristol Rd frontage and the Student Residences.