Kings Heath local centre public consultation

Closed 10 Jun 2022

Opened 16 May 2022

Feedback updated 1 Nov 2023

We asked

Between 16 May and 10 June 2022, we ran a consultation on a proposed scheme. Two engagement sessions were held, an online briefing session and a public drop-in event. The consultation received over 429 responses to the online survey.

You said

There was a mixed response to the proposals consulted on. There was support for the aims and principles of the project, with 55.5% of respondents expressing positive sentiments towards this, compared to 29.6% expressing negative sentiments.

Concerns were particularly highlighted in relation to:

  • Parking compliance issues with respondents concerned that vehicles may park on the widened footways.
  • Impact on businesses with the removal of on-street parking provision.

You can read the full consultation report at the bottom of this page, under 'Related'

We did

The statutory consultation was carried out on the proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) changes between 11 August 2023 and 2 September 2023.  

A number of objections were received which will be handled in accordance with the appropriate legal and governance procedures before a final decision is made on whether to proceed with the proposed scheme.


This project, funded by the Active Travel Fund, is part of the West Midlands Cycling & Walking programme and supports the proposed Places for People scheme We aim to make walking and cycling everyday choices for local journeys and leisure activities, as part of a safe and integrated transport network for Birmingham.

In 2020, an area of on-street parking was suspended on Kings Heath High Street to enable social distancing and queuing.

We are now proposing to permanently remove the former areas of on-street parking that were suspended on the High Street in 2020 and widen the footway in these areas.

We are proposing the following changes:

  • Removing the existing free parking on the High Street
  • Permanently widening sections of the footway on each side of the High Street
  • Providing loading bays for local businesses on each side of the High Street (three bays in total) 
  • Providing three blue badge holder parking bays
  • Installing a number of planters along the footway


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This is not a consultation about the second phase of the Places for People scheme. Further local engagement on this will follow soon.


  • Teams live briefing session

    From 23 May 2022 at 17:30 to 23 May 2022 at 18:30

    We will give a presentation on the proposed Kings Heath scheme and give you an opportunity to ask the team any questions you have.
    Register for the event at:

  • Drop-in session Kings Heath Community Centre

    From 24 May 2022 at 16:00 to 24 May 2022 at 19:00

    Come along to chat with members of the team, ask questions and give us your feedback. No need to book, just turn up at any time.
    Location: Kings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Rd, King's Heath, Birmingham B14 7DB
    This will be an indoor event, and we ask attendees to be considerate of others and consider wearing a mask if talking to staff for a long time.


  • Brandwood & King's Heath


  • All residents
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • People with Disabilities
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Businesses


  • cycling
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environment
  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Business