Residential plans for Blythe Valley Park submitted

Proposals have been submitted for a residential site at Blythe Valley Park on the outskirts of Solihull.

IM Properties have submitted plans for 48 one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as an eatery and convenience store. 25% will be affordable and are being managed in partnership with Bromford Homes.

If proposals for the neighbourhood are approved, IMP hopes to be on site in 2020.

BVP, located at junction 4 of the M42, includes a mix of residential, commercial, industrial and leisure use.

It’s already home to a number of developments, including an application by Octopus Real Estate to deliver an 80-bed care home on a 1.4-acre site.

The major residential phase at the park commenced in March 2018 with Bloor Homes and Crest Nicholson on site working to deliver 295 of the planned 750 homes.

Further planning applications have been submitted by both housebuilders which will see an additional 300 homes delivered between them.

In terms of businesses, BVP is home to companies including Gymshark, Infor, PKF Cooper Parry, Siemens and Zenith.

Richard Knight, technical director at IM Land, the strategic land arm of IM Properties, said: “The neighbourhood centre and apartments will create a new hub for the community and is a crucial step towards seamlessly blending the residential with the existing commercial elements of Blythe Valley Park.

“IM Properties has worked hard to create a thriving business community and new economic asset for the region at Blythe Valley Park, attracting many forward-thinking occupiers who identify with the park’s wellbeing agenda.

“The next stage is to connect the commercial element with the residential and complement the existing amenities on BVP, creating a new neighbourhood centre which will provide a focal point for the park, alongside the proposed play areas, public open spaces and walkways.”