This post does relate to the previous post in that the developers proposing this site will seek to have this one added to the local development plan (LDP). They will not be alone in seeking this as others will attempt to do the same.
I became aware of these proposals a week or so ago having been emailed by Summix officers. I was also present when planners from Summix attended Tidbury Green Parish Council last week where they presented their proposals.
At the outset I must state these proposals are not contained within the LDP (see previous post) but the developers will be keen to try and persuade the planning inspectors at the examination in public (see previous post) for their site to be added to Solihull’s final LDP.
In my response to Summix, I thanked them for informing me of their plans and stated that as their site was not within the draft plan submitted for examination, I could not support it.
However, as the previous post highlighted, if the planning inspectors agree with other local authorities that our plan is short of a few thousand homes then I will be worried about this one being added to the sites already within the plan in Blythe ward.
I therefore post the following details to make you aware of the plans and not overtly worry you.
The outline of the proposals can be viewed via this link: Land at Fulford Hall Farm – Summix : Summix . At the parish council meeting it was stated they viewed the site as being able to accommodate about 2,000 new homes, together with a school, medical premises and shops.
A more in-depth look at the proposals can be seen here: Fulford Green – A 21st Century Garden Village – LDN Collective (ldn-collective.com)
There is a YouTube video conference posted in the webpages and you will see commentary about Fulford Green from 43 minutes in: The Voice of Authority: How can we make sure new places are sustainable? – YouTube
What does this all mean?
As I stated in my previous post about the LDP, if there are concerns that we do not have sufficient housing numbers within the submitted draft plan then there will be immediate pressure to identify more sites. WE will know more when the planning inspectors meet to open the examination in public from 27 September.