FLOOD REPORT

A Happy New Year to all and apologies for the lack of posts in the latter part of 2019. It wasn’t for the lack of interest or any useful stories, its just been so hectic. Anyway, I thought I should start 2020 with a report that is coming to my Environment and Highways Cabinet Decision … More FLOOD REPORT

MSA – An update

Just a few lines to comment that the Motorway Service saga rolls on. Highways England have an important say on the applications (one between junction 5/6 on the M42 and one near Monkspath at junction 4). The latest report from Highways England can be read here: pl_2016_02754_majfot-highway_england_-_holding_direction-1131378.pdf The concluding paragraphs are though presented below. Therefore, … More MSA – An update

AWARDS FOR SOLIHULL

One of the joys of being Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways is that I get to join our brilliant officers at award celebrations and similar events. Solihull’s ‘Love Solihull’ team is not a large team but the amount of work and quality the deliver is enormous and their hard work, together with partners they … More AWARDS FOR SOLIHULL

Motorway Service Area – problems for applicant

Please see the snapshot of a five page letter sent to Solihull Planners by Highways England. It is clear Highways England still have problems with the application near Junction 4 and they have asked that the council do not consider the application for another month from the date of the letter. I doubt very much … More Motorway Service Area – problems for applicant