Smith's Wood shown within the West Midlands
|Civil parish||Smith's wood|
|Metropolitan county||West Midlands|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
Smith's Wood is a residential area in the north of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the West Midlands of England. It is a civil parish with a population of 10,943, according to the 2001 census.
Smith's Wood also has several parks that are being redeveloped. The Smith's Wood estate is the site of the ancient 'Smith's Wood'- a historical woodland which was once part of the forest of Arden. It was officially designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2004 and is going to be enhanced as part of the regeneration project along with other green spaces.
Many flats and houses are being demolished and rebuilt in Smith's Wood as part of the regeneration of North Solihull. New features will include a high street, a community hub, and a new private housing estate on Burton's Farm Park. The Woodlands campus of Solihull College was completed in 2006.
There are five primary schools; also two special schools and a secondary school (Smith's Wood Sports College) on adjacent sites.
At the 2001 Census, Smith’s Wood had the 6th highest proportion of non-white residents(Black, Asian, Mixed Race and Chinese) in Solihull (6%), although all wards in the Borough are below the West Midlands average of 11%. Smith’s Wood has the Borough’s highest proportion of mixed race (3%) and black residents (3%). Since the 2001 Census, the proportion of non-white residents in Solihull has risen significantly. Experimental statistics from mid-2007, estimate that the proportion of non-white residents in Solihull rose to 9%. Ward level figures are not available, but it is likely that Smith’s Wood will have seen a proportional rise in non-white residents as well.
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