High Street Repairs - Moseley Village

Plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of the Halfords car maintenance garage in Moseley Village on the Alcester Road to shop use or professional and financial use or restaurant, snack bar and cafe use or business use.

Change of use from a motor vehicle repair and servicing centre (B2) to shop use (A1), or professional and financial use (A2), or restaurant, snack bar and cafe use (A3) or business use (B1), extension to rear and installation of replacement facade including lighting and gate to side passage. http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&TYPE=PL/PlanningPK.xml&PARAM0=584857&XSLT=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Birmingham/xslt/PL/PLDetails.xslt&FT=Planning%20Application%20Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Birmingham/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING

The proposal would see the single storey building remain with the rear extended over a small yard that was once enclosed as part of the building when it extended to the rear boundary.  The proposed rebuilding of this section would be in the same style and materials as the existing building with the addition of a roller shutter door at the side providing access to the alleyway adjoining to allow for deliveries.

The Halfords car maintenance garage.

The following images, reproduced from the planning application, 2013/01034/PA, are reproduced to encourage comments on the proposals.

Proposed elevation (shop front option).

The site is near to the site of the former Moneywise building which was demolished in 2008 for a mixed use scheme, Moneywise No More, but which seems to have stalled.  The former moneywise site and this redevelopment would help restore the street scene and provide active street usage along the Alcester Road into the village crossroads.

Meanwhile the approval of the Tesco store on the St Mary's Row site of the former Bristol Street Motors in March 2011 which came after heated views on both sides of the debate for the proposal, Mixed use development in Moseley motors out Bristol Street Motors, seems still to be waiting the diggers to begin construction.


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