Julian Knight, Conservative candidate for Solihull has welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron to the Parkgate development so he can see first hand the jobs and homes the project will bring to Shirley.The Parkgate development will open in late May and includes shops, restaurants, a state of the art library facility, hundreds of parking spaces and the keystone Asda supermarket. In addition Parkgate will mean new homes for Shirley. The development has been opposed by the Liberal Democrats tooth and nail. "The Prime Minister was deeply impressed with Parkgate, the 500 jobs and the 100 brand new homes it will bring. Parkgate has all been about lifting the whole of the Stratford Road and Shirley, embodied through the state of the art brand new library. "