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STATUS: Submitted

ADDRESS: Former Western Power Depot, Warstock Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 4RJ

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Godwin Developments are seeking your views on the development proposals for the former Western Power Depot in Kings Heath.

Godwin Developments are committed to public consultation and we are therefore delighted to be able to provide members of the local community with an overview of the proposed development options. This website enables you to view the public consultation leaflet, which was recently sent to local addresses, as well as download the most recent plans for the site.


The application site comprises the former Western Power Depot and lies at the western end of a commercial/industrial area enclosed by Limekiln Lane to the northern side and Warstock Road to the southern side. The site consists of a two storey, flat roofed building located in the south eastern corner of the site and it extends to 0.73ha in size.

The wider areas to the east consist of a mixture of commercial and industrial uses, ranging from self storage units, a carpet warehouse, tyre fitters and a boatyard. To the north of the site is Cocks Moors Woods golf course and a leisure centre. To the west of the site, on the opposite side of Limekiln Lane is an Esso Service Station and to the south, on the opposite side of Warstock Road is a residential neighbourhood.

Godwin Developments propose to demolish the existing buildings and erect a new Lidl store with associated parking. The new unit will feature an attractive, single storey glazed frontage to Warstock Road, with car park extending to the west, north and north west of the store.

The Lidl store will extend to 2,125 sq. metres, with a net retail sales area of 1,324 sq. metres. The new store will feature a dedicated in-store bakery close to the main entrance. The delivery bay will be located to the north of the store.

A new vehicular will be created to the site and will be taken from Warstock Road along the site’s southern boundary. The car park will provide 121 standard parking spaces, with 6 disabled spaces, and 8 parent and child spaces, which will be positioned close to the customer entrance. A new pedestrian access will be created from Warstock Road giving direct access to the store entrance and the car park. Bicycle parking will be provided under the entrance canopy on the western elevation, close to the store entrance and pedestrian access route.

It is proposed that the store will be open between the hours of:

  • 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays); and
  • 10am to 4pm Sunday.

Normally there will be a maximum of two HGV deliveries to the store per day. All store waste will be collected at the same time as the deliveries, therefore minimising HGV movements within the site.

Opportunity to comment

A public exhibition will be held on Monday 16th October 2017 at E57 Social Club, 699 Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 5EY, from 1pm to 6pm.

3085 leaflets were posted to local residents and businesses surrounding the site informing them of the proposal. The leaflet included a pre-paid response card inviting people to provide comments. The brochure can be viewed via the ‘download pdf’ button to the right of this page.

We would welcome your comments on our proposal by 20th October 2017 as all feedback received will be taken into consideration when finalising the design proposal.

Please provide your feedback by completing the form below and returning this to us in the pre-paid envelope.

You can also write to us using the following email address:

Alternatively, if you would prefer to submit your comments by post, please use the following address:

Lidl Kings Heath
Rapleys LLP
55 Spring Gardens
M2 2BY

Please support our proposal by signing our online petition:

We will consider all feedback returned to us and, where possible and appropriate, use it to make changes to our plans.

We hope to submit a planning application for the site to Birmingham City Council at the end October 2017.

Proposed site layout – click here to view

Consultation leaflet/flyer – click here to view