BARRIERS TO COUNCILLOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

I was asked to write up my thoughts about development training for councillors following a ‘conversation’ on twitter with Dr. Catherine Needham from Birmingham University  following comments I made when I read the report she co-authored entitled ‘The 21st Century Councillor’ 21st-century-councillor . This is a great read for all councillors, old or new. I do … More BARRIERS TO COUNCILLOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

BLYTHE VALLEY PARK – My thoughts

Recently Cllr Alex Insley and myself were invited by both Cheswick Green Residents Association and Parish Council to informal talks about Blythe Valley Park (BVP) planning application. As a result we can confirm thoughts and this is in reality a position statement. I have today submitted this statement for consideration by Solihull Planning Department and IM … More BLYTHE VALLEY PARK – My thoughts

TIDBURY GREEN FARM – Planning Application

I have just looked at the application which can be found on the Councils planning portal via this link: http://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=O9MJI8OEFTT00 There is a lot to go through and I have posted some of the major files/reports that go with the application here: PL_2016_01738_PPRM-BOUNDARY_TREATMENT_LAYOUT-546670PL_2016_01738_PPRM-COVER_LETTER-546194PL_2016_01738_PPRM-ECOLOGICAL_ASSESSMENT-548020PL_2016_01738_PPRM-ECOLOGICAL_REPORT-546109PL_2016_01738_PPRM-LANDSCAPE_MASTERPLAN-546041PL_2016_01738_PPRM-OPEN_SPACE_SKETCH_SCHEME-546044PL_2016_01738_PPRM-PLANNING_STATEMENT-546111PL_2016_01738_PPRM-SITE_LOCATION_PLAN-546107 I will make further comment when I have assessed the application and … More TIDBURY GREEN FARM – Planning Application