Waitrose store approved

Solihull Council has approved the application to build a Waitrose store and associated works in Knowle.

The vote was carried by 8 to 1. A significant list of conditions was attached to this approval. Construction work is unlikely to commence before Summer 2013. The chairman of The Knowle Society’s Planning Committee spoke against the application largely on the grounds of inadequate parking provision.

The members of the Committee were very complimentary about the input to this process that came from The Knowle Society, which had contributed positively to the sympathetic final design of the store.