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Offline Mick Jones

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Tesco, getting things moving
« on: February 03, 2015, 07:14:04 PM »
The committee of the Stirchley Neigbourhood Forum met with Councillor Huxtable last night to discuss the stalled Tesco development.
Despite reassurances from Tesco that they are still committed to building a superstore, local people are becoming increasingly concerned about the state of the high street.
Homes have been demolished and businesses closed, but Tesco are unwilling or unable to confirm an opening date for the new store.
Given the complexity of preparing the site for development, this is unlikely to be the late 2016/early 2017 given by Simon Petar of Tesco at the Forum’s AGM in November last year.
The Forum will continue to push Tesco for a revised project timescale, but in the meantime we’d like to talk to local people and hear their thoughts on the current situation.

What do you think about the high street?
Could the site hoardings be improved?
What temporary uses could the empty land and premises be put to?

Over the next few months we’ll be getting in touch with local residents and businesses to gather their ideas to feedback to Tesco and see if we can get things moving.
If you’d like to get involved please contact the Forum on stirchleynf@gmail.com.
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Re: Tesco, getting things moving
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 08:33:46 PM »
How about pop up bars and street vendors at the weekend? Something like the Digbeth Diner scheme.

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Re: Tesco, getting things moving
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 09:20:21 AM »
Seems to me Tesco want vacant possession of the land to fully board it up until such time the either build or offload.
Are there any schemes folks know of that Tesco would allow folks onto their land. I very much doubt they would give permission for any undertaking.
If only BCC had given consent for the Fordhouse Lane project,at least that would have been built by now.

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Re: Tesco, getting things moving
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 10:38:21 PM »
If only BCC had not been so stupid to give consent to Tesco we would have a nice retail park and some new houses now.
How about putting some pre-fabs on the site....to compensate a little for those who lost their homes for nothing....failing that I like your idea Kwacky, pop up bars  ;)

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Re: Tesco, getting things moving
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 09:13:20 AM »

Offline Kwacky

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Re: Tesco, getting things moving
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 12:11:18 PM »
How many of those photos could have been taken in our area?  It's shockingly similar.

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 04:15:44 PM »

Exactly!


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Re: Tesco, getting things moving
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 10:20:43 AM »
I saw some kids playing on that Tesco site on Saturday.  It looks like the gate on the corner of Ripple Road and Hazelwell Lane isn't locked.

They've got neither the money nor the interest to deal with this old projects.  It's a farce.