Shrublands Avenue

Shrublands Avenue, CR0 8JS & 8JB is in Shirley and is a site that is being considered for redevelopment by Brick by Brick. Click here to see an outline of the site area

NewmanFrancis held a community engagement event on Monday 27th February 2017 from 5pm-8pm at Shirley Community Centre, 28 Shrublands Avenue, Shirley, CR0 8JA, where architects and Brick by Brick were present to speak with local residents & stakeholders about the development proposals. If you were not able to attend, you can view the architect’s proposed plans that were shown at the event and the general feedback and suggestions from the consultation below.

Once you have had the opportunity to look over the proposed designs, you are welcome to leave any comments or questions you may have in our webform below.

Following the above events, feedback from residents will be used to inform the proposed development.

If this proposal goes forward it will require Brick by Brick to submit a formal planning application requesting planning consent from the Council’s Planning Department. The Council will publicise planning applications by displaying Site Notices on street furniture (on lamp posts) on roads close to the proposed site. The notice will provide information on how you can submit further comments on the proposed development (see link to the Council’s Planning Department for more information )

Architect's proposed plans

PLEASE NOTE: This document is only the proposed plans and are not final

Public Consultation Boards – 27.02.2017

Consultation Feedback

Consultation feedback – Community Engagement Event (27th February 2017)


Key Points

  • People who attended the event were mostly unsupportive and undecided about the proposed development.
  • Most residents like the greenery on the estate, particularly the trees.
  • There are a lot of fly-tipping problems around the estate, mainly near the garages and bins.
  • The existing pathways and Bridle path are frequently in use.
  • There are limited parking spaces available throughout the day.
  • The current green space is used by residents for picnics in the summer and social space (e.g. children’s play area).
  • The estate is not maintained as well as it used to be.

Key Concerns

  • Concerns about the location of the proposed development, as there has been a lot of flooding, drainage and sewerage problems.
  • Parking problems on the estate are causing access problems for emergency vehicles and the 198 bus route.
  • Cars parked on the pavement means that residents have been walking in the road to get through.
  • Concerns that there will be added stress on parking if the development proposals go ahead.
  • Loss of children’s play area.
  • There are a lot of anti-social behavioural issues on the estate, involving drug dealing, alcohol, and people riding motorbikes / mopeds along the paths.
  • Loss of trees / green space.
  • Overcrowding concerns and the impact on local services with more people moving into the area (e.g. schools, doctors).


  • More caretakers / estate wardens on site.
  • For some of the current blocks to have security doors installed to help negate anti-social behavioural issues.
  • Controlled parking scheme / permits to alleviate the pressures on parking.
  • Widening the corner at Shrublands Avenue to allow more space for larger vehicles (i.e. emergency vehicles & bus) to get through.
  • More social housing allocated on the scheme opposed to affordable housing.
  • Pathways need tarmacking as they are unsafe due to exposed rubble.
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