Planning consultation for Kings Heath railway station

Birmingham City Council Planning and Development have opened a consultation for a planning application to build a railway station in Kings Heath. The proposal is for:

“Construction of new railway station including two platforms, elevated forecourt connected via footbridge from Highbury Park, installation of lift and staircase and other associated works.”

The above application was accepted by the Council on 8 October 2019. The Council are inviting comments on the application until 14 November 2019.

To view the application details and to submit your comments, visit the Council’s Planning website. The application reference number is 2019/08129/PA.

Planning consultation for 4 Ashfield Avenue: Construction of a training room

Birmingham City Council Planning and Development have opened a consultation for a planning application at 4 Ashfield Avenue. The proposal is for:

“Construction of a training room in the front grounds of Swan Court Care Home. Landscape works to the forecourt and grounds to accommodate new training room with disabled access.”

The above application was accepted by the Council on 18 September 2019. The Council are inviting comments on the application until 16 October 2019.

To view the application details and to submit your comments, visit the Council’s Planning website. The application reference number is 2019/07656/PA.

Planning consultation for 2 Drayton Road: Change of use to restaurant/cafe

Birmingham City Council Planning and Development have opened a consultation for a planning application at 2 Drayton Road (opposite Nationwide BS). The proposal is for:

“Part change of use of ground floor shop (Use Class A1) to restaurant/cafe (Use Class A3) and alterations to side elevation”

The above application was accepted by the Council on 7 August 2019. The Council are inviting comments on the application until 2 September 2019.

To view the application details and to submit your comments, visit the Council’s Planning website. The application reference number is 2019/05946/PA.

Planning consultation for Saint Dunstan’s RC Church

Birmingham City Council Planning and Development have opened a consultation for a planning application at St Dunstan’s RC Church on Kingsfield Road. The proposal is for:

“Reordering works to include the demolition of the original linking porch between the church and the church hall and its replacement”

The above application was accepted by the Council on 24 April 2018. The Council are inviting comments on the application until 18 May 2018.

To view the application details and to submit your comments, visit the Council’s Planning website. The application reference number is 2018/02665/PA.

Planning consultation for land use off Woodthorpe Road

Birmingham City Council Planning and Regeneration have opened a consultation on a proposal for land use at the rear of 154–174 Woodthorpe Road, Kings Heath. The proposal is for the “retention of sale and storage of vehicles, timber shed office building and two gates”.

The Council accepted the application on 17 January 2018 and are inviting comments from the public, preferably before 14 February 2018.

More details are available on the Council’s website:

Proposed changes to local bus routes

National Express West Midlands, which operates local buses, has started a consultation on possible changes to bus routes in south Birmingham. This could affect routes used by Kings Heath residents.

The rationale for the change is that journey times into the city by bus have increased dramatically over the past ten years. National Express argues that this has resulted in 4 per cent fewer passengers over the past three years.

More people opting to travel by car instead of by bus obviously adds to problems of air pollution.

In order to address these issues, National Express is considering a number of options including abolishing route 27 and arranging for it to be replaced by changes to other routes.

The proposals are outlined here. There is a link on that page to a survey relating to the proposals.