Birmingham Friends of the Earth is keeping a close eye on supermarket developments and local shop closures around the city.  Our latest list of supermarket threats is here.


Planning Permission Granted / Supermarket certain to open

Yardley  Tesco   Planning permission given.
Hodge Hill Tesco    Planning permission given.
Stirchley Tesco   Planning permission given.  Possibility of an appeal.  This development is of huge threat to the Co-operative’s flagship store in the area.
Hall Green Tesco   Opening an Express store near to Robin Hood Island.  Clearly supermarkets are far from complementing the High St but taking over it.
Chelmsley Wood  ASDA    Being built as part of the town centre’s redevelopment.
Attwood Green/ Lea Bank  ?   New development – Supermarket to be built.  Current wranglings about whether ASDA or Tesco to be given the green light.
Sheldon ALDI   Granted planning permission for a development in the middle of the A45 Coventry Road.
Kings Heath Tesco   Alcester Lanes End – Tesco Express to open soon.
Hagley Road Tesco   Tesco Express to open soon (between Norfolk Road junction, before Bearwood).



Pending/ in the pipeline


ASDA   After many years of pushing, set to develop as part of the Heart of Shirley project, which will take up part of Shirley Park.
Longbridge ?   The City’s plan for the area’s redevelopment includes a new supermarket.
Harborne Road ?   Outline planning permission given for supermarket near to Five Ways Island as part of the huge Edgbaston Galleries development.

Possible future stores


Netto   Keen to build. Quinton Labour Party campaigning against it, although they worked to encourage Tesco to the ward.  Edgars Greengrocers (Hampton Court Road) are closing down due to ‘supermarket competition’.
Eastside ?   Proposal for supermarket as part of Masshouse Development in Eastside.  No plans yet submitted.
Spring Hill Tesco   Icknield Street.  Land owned by Tesco – status unknown.



Unlikely to succeed

Bartley Green

ASDA   Have their eye on the Barnes Hill site.  Unlikely to succeed.
Selly Oak ASDA   ASDA would like to build opposite Battery Retail Park.  Unlikely to succeed.