The shopping area is so close to us that I thought you may wish to see what is being proposed to revitalise the shopping arcade. The 1970’s style arcade is looking tired and Mercia Real Estate, who own the site, have plans for its regeneration. I attended a preview of their plans today and the … More Knowle Shopping Arcade
The Local Development Plan submitted to the planning inspectorate is undergoing its examination in public by the planning inspectors. The examination can be viewed live via the Councils You Tube channel via this link: Solihull Council – YouTube A lot of interest in Blythe ward has naturally been taken up with the proposals announced recently … More LOCAL PLAN UPDATE
The redevelopment of Kingshurst is a once in a generation opportunity to create a high quality, community focussed centre at the heart of this important Solihull neighbourhood. As the third local centre to be regenerated in North Solihull, Kingshurst will build on the success of previous schemes at Chelmund’s Cross and Smith’s Wood. The redeveloped … More Kingshurst Village Centre Regeneration
Some residents have asked me what Solihull Councils position is on the proposals being out forward by Summix in relation to Fulford hall Farm. I will use this post to explain what has gone on before and mention other sites put forward for development in the councils ‘Call for Sites’ in 2016. I have also … More Fulford Hall Farm – a follow up.
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 … More Land at Fulford Hall Farm – promoted as Fulford Green
The draft Local Development Plan (LDP) was submitted for independent examination on 13 May and two Planning Inspectors have been appointed to carry out the examination. They have issued their Matters, Issues and Questions (MIQs) which will be the focus for the hearings and have also issued a timetable for the hearings which will commence … More Local Development Plan update
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is in the process of supporting the West Midlands Combined authority (WMCA) to update its current Local Transport Plan. This is a document that sets out the policies to promote safe, integrated, efficient and economic transport to, from and within our areas as well as plans to implement those policies. … More Reimagining Transport in the West Midlands – Green Paper
Solihull MBC has committed with other local authorities to develop a new world-leading next generation Material Recycling Facility (MRF) on the edge of Coventry. A new city-based company overseeing the project, Sherbourne Recycling Limited, has been established, creating new jobs for the local economy; with further expected in 2022 when commissioning of the new facility … More Materials Recycling Facility
There is obviously some worry about where recycling goes from the UK but I hope I can assure you that Solihull disposes of collected waste and recycling responsibly. I have posted here our annual report ‘Recycling Destination 2019-20’: I hope you find it informative and reassured.
A question to me at yesterdays full council asked about plans for Solihull to have a resuse shop at our household waste and recycling centre (HWRC). Because of constraints at our site in Bickenhill this is not possible but we will be looking to discuss such a set up with our preferred bidder for the … More Reusing quality and working goods