New Housing Developments

Since the first new housing development began in 2006, we have demolished 888 homes, including 5 tower blocks, which had become unsustainable. Over 1,600 new homes have now been built over 36 different sites by Bellway Homes, introducing choice into the housing market. Around half of the homes that are being built are for social rent and a large proportion of the remainder are available for low cost home ownership through equity share arrangements. Bellway are currently offering ‘Help to Buy’ 20% Equity Loan on all their open market sale homes.

There are currently a number of new developments under way.  Click the images and links below for more information.

Mull Croft, Arran Way

Demolition of Old Shopping Precinct at Arran Way

Demolition of the old shops and gym at Arran Way took place in April 2018.   

Bellway Homes have now started to build 51 homes on the site, which will be called Alderbrook.  These homes will consist of 21 affordable and 30 private 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings.  There will be 39 houses and 12 apartments with associated parking and landscaping.

This development was the subject of extensive public consultation in September 2014 and planning approval was granted in March 2015.

Lakeview, Cooks Lane

Lake View, Cooks Lane

March 2018, Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) in place

and new footpaths & benches installed

Lakeview Homes

Lake View is a development of 52 dwellings within the River Cole valley just off Cooks Lane in Kingshurst.  The development will also include balancing ponds, a wet land feature, natural play, landscaping and ecological enhancements.

Bellway Homes have completed work on diversionary footpaths across the retained open space in Lark Meadow.  Works to construct a permanent access road off Cooks Lane will commence once the footpaths are in use and existing underground services have been diverted on Cooks Lane.

Cooks Lane Footpath Diversion

Public consultation events were held towards the end of 2015 to showcase the plans for this development.

Cooks Lane Consultation Boards  


Recently Completed Sites

6th February 2019

New Homes Completed on Two Former School Sites

Saxon Gate is a collection of 57 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes which have been built on the former Coleshill Heath School site. The site also features a 51 unit state of the art assisted living facility which was opened by the Mayor of Solihull in December 2018.
4th December 2017

Affordable Homes at Windward Way, Smith’s Wood

Windward Way was a redundant industrial estate which has been demolished and replaced with 24 new affordable homes.
12th April 2017

Digby Court, Pike Drive, Chelmsley Wood

Digby Court in Pike Drive is a development of 147 new homes on the old Bishop Wilson School site in Chelmsley Wood.
12th April 2017

Forest Oak, Birmingham Road, Smiths Wood

Forest Oak is a mix of 38 homes; 32 houses and 6 apartments with parking and landscaping.
23rd August 2016

Montford Rise, Windward Way, Smiths Wood

Montfort Rise is a development of 27 1, 2 and 3-bedroom dwellings with associated parking and landscaping. This development is complemented by a new green space project, Woodlands Green Park.
13th July 2016

Keepers Lodge, Chelmsley Road, Chelmsley Wood

The Keepers Lodge development in Chelmsley Road, Chelmsley Wood is the second phase of new homes completed by Bellway Homes in July 2016. This development replaces the demolished Keepers Lodge Centre and consists of 46, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses and apartments with associated parking.
22nd February 2016

Castle Oak, Over Green Drive, Kingshurst

The Castle Oak site in Overgreen Drive, Kingshurst is a development of 26, 3-bedroom homes, all of which benefit from off-street parking.
26th January 2016

Fillingham Court, Chelmsley Wood

A new development of specialised apartments for over 55s which is part of the regeneration of North Solihull has been officially opened.

Other Development News

5th February 2019

Saxon Court – Extra Care Living Scheme Opens in Chelmsley Wood

Solihull Community Housing staged a special ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Saxon Court, a 51-unit state of the art development.
11th December 2017

Pocket Development Sites

Following completion of the consultation road show at the beginning of November, NSP confirm that three of the five sites consulted on will be taken forward to seek planning permission.
14th September 2015

Public Consultation Event Details: Cooks Lane & Windward Way Industrial Estate

10th September 2015

New Park at Woodlands Highway Development

Plans for a play area at the new Bellway residential development, Montford Rise between Windward Way and the Chester Road, have been drawn up.
26th August 2015

New Apartments for Rent at Fillingham Close

2nd July 2015

Coleshill Heath Extra Care Facility

Proposed Extra Care Facility On The Site Currently Occupied by Coleshill Heath School Below you can see the proposed extra care facility that will be built on part of the […]
19th March 2015

106 new homes at former school site

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council approved plans for the development in April and the first homes will be released for sale in August. The North Solihull Partnership, who are responsible for the development, will also fund 64 affordable rented homes for local people, invest a total of £100,000 in an all-weather sports facility, pay for improvements at the nearby Meriden Park, create a landscaped green area within the homes and pay £178,000 towards a new drainage system.
23rd June 2014

Consultation on ex-Bishop Wilson School site

The North Solihull Partnership is advising local people that Solihull Council is consulting on its proposal to dispose of a remaining 0.5 hectare area of land that had been used as a sports pitch at the former Bishop Wilson Church of England primary school site.