• Laura Pohl

Powergen Shirley: Major Redevelopment Gets the Go-ahead


The Tyler Parkes team is delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted, subject to a Section 106 Agreement, for a major urban redevelopment scheme in Shirley, on behalf of our clients, Shirley Advance.

The application proposes a comprehensive redevelopment of what is known locally as the Powergen site, at the junction of Stratford Road, Haslucks Green Road and Olton Road, at the northern end of Shirley centre, which has been vacant for over 20 years and has become an increasingly derelict eyesore. It also includes more vacant land to the west, once the site of a long-demolished primary school.

Shirley Advance are also the developers of the successful Parkgate development in Shirley, and the Powergen project will, when implemented, complete the regeneration and transformation of this part of Shirley. The development comprises general site clearance including the demolition of all existing structures on the site including the Powergen buildings; the erection of an ExtraCare Retirement Village comprising 261 units by ExtraCare Charitable Trust; the erection of 113 dwellings comprising a mix of traditional houses and apartments by Lioncourt Homes Ltd.; the erection of a petrol filling station by ASDA; and associated landscaping, on-site roads, car parking and off-site highway works. We were responsible for the project management of the planning process with Tyler Parkes’ Director Gareth Jones being the ‘lead consultant’ of a multi-disciplinary team.

Our role included the co-ordination, compilation and submission of the planning application to Solihull M.B.C., and all necessary discussions, meetings and negotiations with the clients, their consultants and other members of the extensive project team, and also with the Council, to address all the many queries and issues which arose during the consideration of the application. The proposal was given the go-ahead by the Council’s Planning Committee on 3rd March, and once the associated legal agreement has been completed, planning permission will be granted.

The scheme will, as the Council report noted, provide a high quality landmark development at this important gateway to Solihull and also make a significant contribution to the Council’s housing requirements, including affordable housing. Tyler Parkes is proud to be associated with such a prestigious and important project.


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