News

Streetsbrook Road - Piper Homes submit new application

 Cllr Peter Hogarth disappointed that there is virtually “no difference” to the proposal withdrawn in August 2011.  Piper Homes have resubmitted Planning Application 2012 /187 to develop the above.  They want to build 3 two bedroomed apartments, 5 three bedroom town houses and 1 four bedroomed town house with a total of nine parking spaces. 

What's happening with the old Powergen site?

Shirley South Councillors Gary Allport and Peter Doyle are as frustrated as other residents that this remains an eyesore and wasted local resource, which could be redeveloped for the benefit of the whole community.  The Powergen site remains under the control of Asda;  however with the construction work on the regeneration of Shirley due to start in the spring, we can at last look forward to Shirley regaining its reputation as ‘The Golden Mile’ and hope that, once building begins, Asda will release this site for redevelopment.

Conservatives set to freeze Council Tax again in 2012

Whilst listening to residents when out and about in the community and at our street surgeries, many people tell Shirley East Councillor Mark Parker and Local Campaigner Karen Grinsell they are concerned about council tax levels and the rising cost of living.  Last year Conservatives campaigned for a council tax freeze, which was delivered with government support.  This year, we are pleased to tell you that the Conservative led Council are working hard to deliver another council tax freeze in 2012 and we are on course to achieve this. 

Parking Facts

Many residents have contacted popular local councillor Gary Allport, upset over LibDem attempts to scaremonger over the proposed parking charges for Shirley.   Gary said “ Shirley residents deserve better.   Some statements they have made are irresponsible and misleading.  I want to put the record straight—here are the facts:  

What's happening with the old Powergen building

That’s the burning question that residents constantly raise with Shirley East Councillor Mark Parker and local campaigner Karen Grinsell.  Mark responds to residents’ concerns.  

News on the old Powergen site in Shirley

That’s the burning question that residents constantly raise with Shirley East Councillor Mark Parker and local campaigner Karen Grinsell.  Mark responds to residents’ concerns.  

News on the old Powergen site in Shirley

That’s the burning question that residents constantly raise with Shirley East Councillor Mark Parker and local campaigner Karen Grinsell.  Mark responds to residents’ concerns.   

Waitrose Knowle - Have your say!

Residents may be aware that Waitrose has applied for planning permission to put a new supermarket in the centre of Knowle.  It has been the subject of three consultations, a public exhibition and a Question & Answer session with the developer, Kimberley Developments.

Waitrose Knowle - Have your say!

Residents may be aware that Waitrose has applied for planning  permission to put a new supermarket in the centre of Knowle.  It has been the subject of three consultations, a public exhibition and a Question & Answer session with the developer, Kimberley Developments.