New supermarket and flats plan for 'tired' Coventry site

Developers are looking to regenerate the car park and Nisa Extra shop building in Whoberley
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New flats are planned for a "tired" area in Coventry. Developers want to build on a car park and replace a shop at the Westmede centre in Whoberley.

If the scheme is approved a block with 21-bedroom and three studio flats will go up at the land at 10 Whitaker Road. Developers would also replace the ground floor of the Nisa Extra building with flats and a shop.

Heron Foods is set to open at the site and there would be 17 spaces for customers to use, along with 48 spaces for residents of the flats. A report said the plans have been in the works for eight months.


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A statement by agents CDRB Architects said the scheme will regenerate a brownfield site and provide a more modern and "viable" convenience store. It added: "The Westmede local centre has been identified for some additional development now that the local community facilities on the west side of Whitaker Road have been completed.

A plan of the site at Coventry's Westmede centre where new flats could go
A plan of the site at Coventry's Westmede centre where new flats could go -Credit:CDRB Architects

"The area at the rear of the local centre is poorly laid out and is looking tired and in need of enhancement, which the application proposals will clearly achieve." Plans were validated by the council this week and are yet to be decided on.

They can be viewed on the council's planning portal under reference: PL/2024/0000452/FULM.

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