PLANS for a new Sainsbury’s site in Selly Oak have been submitted to the City Council. The revised plans, which go on display this weekend, will see the revival of a branch of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal which will run through the new development.
The plans were revised and submitted following a period of consultation last year. Previous plans had placed a walkway along the route of the old canal. The new plans state:
“The proposals re-instate the abandoned Dudley No. 2 Canal, which formerly linked at right angles to the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to the East of the site, and arrangements have been considered speciﬁcally to accommodate its re-introduction.”
Developer Land Securities and Sainsbury’s are regenerating the currently derelict 13-hectare site off the new Aston Webb Boulevard in Selly Oak. As well as a new Sainsbury’s there will be a hotel, business and leisure units, student accommodation and a Doctor’s surgery.
This weekend sees a chance for residents to speak to representatives from the developers and find out more about the revised plans.
Friday 16th March 2012 – 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday 17th March 2012 – 10.00pm to 1:30pm
Christian Life Centre, 900 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 6HW
Images below are taken from the Design and Access Statement (PDF).