The Economic Plan for Shirley sets out a shared vision for Shirley town centre – for local communities, visitors, businesses, and stakeholders. It is designed to respond to both the challenges facing the town centre and the opportunities available. shirley_economic_plan
As the document outlines, Shirley plays a critical role in the Solihull economy. The town centre is a major local centre occupying a prime location on the A34 corridor connecting Junction 4 of the M42 with Birmingham City Centre. Shirley is also an important centre providing services to visitors and shoppers from a wide catchment area including Wythall and Hollywood to the south west, Acocks Green and Billesley to the north and north west and Catherine-de-Barnes to the east.
Regeneration is within my portfolio on the council and I am so pleased we are getting their with Shirley at this time.
“We must maximise the benefits of future investment, and also respond to the challenges facing the town centre and the opportunities available.
“I urge local residents and businesses to take the time to read the draft Shirley Economic Plan and let us know what they think, so we can ensure a successful and sustainable future for Shirley.”
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