How we use Cookies

Solihull planners throw out Sainbury's supermarket for Dorridge

AMIDST cheers from relieved Dorridge residents’ a controversial planning application for a Sainsbury’s store in the leafy village was unanimously thrown out by councillors on Wednesday (March 10).

Battle of Dorridge

WE’VE been hit by a blizzard of letters from DROVS - Dorridge Residents Opposed to Village Superstore - in the run up to the planning application for a Sainsbury’s supermarket on the Forest Court site going before borough planners on Wednesday.

Mad planners

We own a property on Station Road in Dorridge and are extremely concerned about the adverse affect that the current development proposal will have on our house and the surrounding area.

Flying lanterns

THE strange lights that your resident of Hillfield saw (Letters) were almost certainly what were observed in the Hall Green area on Sunday, February 28.

Fears growing over village traffic chaos

DORRIDGE residents fear that plans for a new Sainsbury’s superstore would turn their village into a “constant traffic jam”.

Village alert

THE campaign by Dorridge Residents opposed to Village Superstore (DROVS) against the size of the proposed supermarket in Dorridge is gathering momentum.

Not good enough

I HAVE just read your report on the snow reaction meeting by Solihull Council, I work for a food company in Willenhall, where I am involved in the distribution and transport side of the business, our vehicles range from 18 tonne to 26 tonne.

Store ‘will revive area’s fortunes’

A LOCAL businessman has backed plans for a proposed supermarket in Dorridge despite the formation of a pressure group against the development.

Not acceptable

I am appalled by Solihull Council’s arbitrary and conflicting decisions regarding recent ‘disruption’ due to the snow.

It’s not Dorridge

SAINSBURY’S are intent upon extending their empire. They are gambling upon Dorridge being a big prize if they can obtain planning permission.

Festive trash

I wonder what policy the council is going to take over Christmas with regard to the new black bins?

Flower thieves

I have again visited the Robin Hood Cemetery where I tend to two memorials in memory of my late father, husband, and in the last 12 months my late mother too.

Fears deli is being forced out by store

A WAR of words has broken out over accusations of ‘bullying’ by a leading supermarket which plans to build a foodstore on a beleaguered shopping precinct in Dorridge.

Poor service

ON Monday afternoon of the half-term holiday my daughter took her son to Tudor Grange Swimming Pool by public transport.

Stop it now

DORRIDGE residents wake up! Do we really want the entire heart of Dorridge to be taken up by a Sainsbury’s store one and a half times as large as their store in Solihull, together with an underground car park for 220 cars?

Locals back store plans

PLANS to transform the village of Dorridge appear to have the backing of local residents and businesses following a public consultation which was held recently in the centre of the suburb.

Dorridge divided on Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s say feedback to date is encouraging with the majority of local residents keen to see the supermarket chain redevelop Forest Court .

‘Horror and joy’ greet shop plan

SAINSBURY’S has unveiled its plans to redevelop the Forest Court Shopping Precinct.

Lots to cheer in turbulent year

THE only contender to sum up 2008 in a word is ‘RECESSION’.

Precinct vision

YOUR article on the new Sainsbury’s planned for Dorridge rightly expresses the concerns of the valiant shopkeepers, who make a living against the odds in the Forest Court shopping precinct.

Dorridge traders slam Sainsburys plan

HORRIFIED small traders have discovered that the Forest Court Shopping Precinct is to be demolished and replaced by a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Traders out as giant moves in

HORRIFIED small traders have discovered that the Forest Court Shopping Precinct is to be demolished and replaced by a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Future talent at school concert

AN array of talent was showcased at Symphony Hall recently as young people performed arrangements and dance from well known musicals, songs and melodies in a celebration marking Dorridge Music School's 22nd anniversary.


Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
Annette Belcher
Multimedia Journalist
Full newsroom contact details
Tell us what's happening in your area.