Bellway are well on the way to completing the second phase of the residential development at Lowbrook in Chelmsley Wood. The development is called Hazelmead and, along with 56 new homes the open space area next to it is being improved to include new cycle and footpaths to make it easier for people to get to Alcott Wood and Kingshurst Brook.
After extensive consultation, North Solihull Partnership has been updating the plans for the Woodlands Highway scheme for housing and green space enhancements. In October 2010 two options were presented to the community to choose from.
This small play area was provided as part of the adjoining development of Scholars Rise in 2011. Play equipment includes a climbing frame, a cradle swing and balance beam along with timber logs and boulders for informal play.
This new green space is located on the western side of Fillingham Close and was created in place of terraced housing as part of the development of Dovedale Park. It is an attractive informal area where residents can meet and is well overlooked by adjacent new housing.
Usk Way community garden in Smith's Wood is one of 165 spaces across the country that are being improved thanks to match funding from the national Britvic 'Transform Your Patch' scheme www.
These green links provide pedestrian and cycling access to Kingfisher Drive and Smith's Wood Village Centre and were completed early in 2012. The green spaces along the links have benefitted from new tree planting and lighting to improve the appearance and appeal of the route and enhance its biodiversity.