Ambitions for the new Solihull Station Integrated Transport Hub have been set out Solihull Council has published a new project update, setting out some of the key ambitions for Solihull train station. The station links Solihull town centre to key destinations such as Birmingham and London. However the current station, built in 1938, is approaching … More SOLIHULL STATION

LED STREET LIGHTS – Environmental and Financial Impact in Solihull

Nearly 23,00 units on the boroughs highway network have been converted to LED technology since 2014/15 leading to a reduction in energy usage of nearly 50% and reduction in associated carbon emissions by over 75%.  The above stats are incredible and shows that Solihull Council is taking a national lead in the replacement of LED … More LED STREET LIGHTS – Environmental and Financial Impact in Solihull


I thought it might be useful to update followers on the status of the two applications. To remind you, Application PL/2015/51409/PPOL relates to the application nearer to junction 5 of the M42 whilst, Application PL/2016/02754/MAJFOT is a proposed site near to Junction 4 of the M2. You can get full details and access to hundreds of … More MOTORWAY SERVICE STATION APPLICATIONS- Update


You may have picked up from news reports that development of what we now know is ‘Arden Cross’ is moving forward. This is the triangle site between the NEC, A45 dual carriageway and the proposed HS2 Interchange Station. Essentially there are two projects (as well as HS2) moving this forward; Arden Cross and UK Central/Urban … More INVESTMENT IN SOLIHULL


A planning application has been submitted by Solihull Blossomfield Cricket Club to establish a six wicket cricket pitch on existing parkland at Hillfield Local Nature Reserve. Documents submitted to the planning department include the following: PL_2020_00255_COU-SUPPORT_DOCUMENT-1200113   PL_2020_00255_COU-APPLICATION_FORM-1200576 PL_2020_00255_COU-LETTER-1200579 PL_2020_00255_COU-LOCATION_PLAN-1200110 There are a few aspects to this application: the establishing of new sporting facilities for community … More HILLFIELD LOCAL NATURE RESERVE – Cricket Pitch?

West Midlands Fire Service -Solihull Performance -2019/20

Presented to Full Council on Tuesday the performance of Solihull Fire Station: Joint Arrangements and External Organisations This report outlines the performance of West Midlands Fire Service in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull for the reporting period of 2019/2020. It covers performance across our three key pillars of Response, Prevention and Protection and describes some … More West Midlands Fire Service -Solihull Performance -2019/20


A further report to me next Thursday relates to our Parking Services: The report mentions the rational for suspending all parking charges on 20 April and the report seeks a formal decision to continue with the suspension for the time being (to be reviewed at a further decision making session). We are not going … More PARKING SERVICES – COVID 19 Update