Solihull Council’s self-driving shuttle picks up top award for delivering clean growth

A Solihull Council led project to make future public transport even more green and efficient for users by utilising autonomous vehicles has been recognised with a prestigious award from the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT). Working in partnership with Transport for West Midlands, our autonomous vehicle initiative has enabled a … More Solihull Council’s self-driving shuttle picks up top award for delivering clean growth

Solihull Tree Planting Season Comes to a Close – 26,000 trees planted.

The Planting Our Future team were very busy between November 2021 to March 2022, planting approximately 26,000 trees in more than 30 different locations across the borough. We also held various community planting events, three of which were sponsored by local businesses. We kicked off the tree planting season during National Tree Week (27 November – … More Solihull Tree Planting Season Comes to a Close – 26,000 trees planted.

Council chiefs call for action against ‘scourge’ of pavement parking

A straight lift from the LocalGov.co.uk press release but something that I fully support. Local authority leaders have called on the Government to give councils the freedom to ban pavement parking in their own areas. A new study by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans has revealed that just 56% of disabled people and 55% of … More Council chiefs call for action against ‘scourge’ of pavement parking

Environmental programme shortlisted for national conservation award

A three-year environmental programme developed and delivered by Solihull Council which involved 24 separate projects across Solihull borough has been shortlisted for a national conservation award. Solihull’s Habitat and Nature Improvements Project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) … More Environmental programme shortlisted for national conservation award

Tidbury Green Farm – planning application

I supported this when Bruning and Price applied two years ago and they did get planning permission for a pub/restaurant. However, the viability of construction meant they had to walk away. However, an amended application has been submitted; essentially there is no basement works but there is a small increase in the footprint of the … More Tidbury Green Farm – planning application