At yesterdays Planning Committee there were several applications in respect of Blythe Ward. I have posted here the link to the committee agenda and to access each individual application just click on the relevant agenda item: Agenda items 7 and 8 related to applications to build houses in Dickens Heath. Both these applications are … More PLANNING APPLICATIONS UPDATE


Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group is undertaking a consultation on ‘Urgent Care in Solihull’. Their relevant web page is via this link: . This has a wealth of information regarding the rationale of the review. A short documents explaining more has been published and I have posted it here: solihull-case-for-improvement-leaflet . The group want as much feedback … More URGENT CARE REVIEW IN SOLIHULL

Expense Claims?

Just a very quick update, just in case you wanted to know. My last expense claim was in November 2011 and I have not submitted any claims since this date. As I live relatively close to the centre of Solihull I do not claim for travel to meetings or journeys in the borough (but certainly … More Expense Claims?

DICKENS HEATH – There’s a light at the end of the tunnel

Residents of Dickens Heath know only too well that the development has not yet been completed, yet the LDP shows areas for release for housing. One of the main complaints has been that Dickens Heath is still to be completed. This is because the original management company, Parkridge, went into administration some years ago. However, … More DICKENS HEATH – There’s a light at the end of the tunnel

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2013 in review


  My post dated 12 December informs about the Local Development Plan (LDP) and its formal adoption by Solihull Council at the full meeting on 3 December. As readers will know, I support the LDP because it allows the borough and communities to identify a strategic and sustainable plan for housing development. The LDP was … More LOCAL DEVELOPMEMNT PLAN – Judicial Review