Solihull Council has acquired ownership of the Mell Square holding company, which includes the ground lease interests and freeholds of a number of key commercial town centre properties. The move will allow the Council to continue to play an active role, with partners, in shaping the future of the town centre and deliver on a … More Solihull Council takes control of Mell Square in move to secure future vision for Town Centre
The long running sage relating the planning applications for services stations on the M42 is nearing its local conclusion with the matters being scrutinized at Solihull’s Planning Committee next Wednesday, 24 February. Access to the whole agenda, with officers reports etc can be found via this link: Agenda for Planning Committee on Wednesday 24th February … More MOTORWAY SERVICE STATIONS – UPDATE
I thought it may be useful to apprise you as to where we are with the two applications. Firstly, might help to remind you of the respective applications. Application PL/2015/51409/PPOL refers to the application near to Junction 5 of M42 and application PL/2016/02754/MAJFOT refers to one near junction 4. Both applications can be found via … More MOTORWAY SERVICES – Update
This is the third post to complement the previous two regarding the LDP review. Following the completion of the representation period all responses will be reviewed, documented, and prepared ready for the inclusion with eh submission document. A Planning Inspector will be appointed to undertake the examination (in public) of the draft plan and this … More Solihull LDP – What Next?
To help residents understand the proposals, and provide facts instead of political conjecture I have provided what I feel is an honest appraisal of the proposals for sites within Bythe ward. Site BL1 – West of Dickens Heath. The proposal is for 350 homes on two sites. Originally developers sought as many as 850 homes … More SOLIHULL LDP – Proposed sites in Blythe ward
Residents may be aware the council published its draft Local Development Plan (LDP) recently for a consultation on the legality and accuracy of the plan. This followed the publication of the draft plan in November 2016 and a further draft in January 2019. The issues relating to Blythe ward involve proposed development at three sites. … More LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN – A personal perspective for my ward.
:Solihull Council is sharing design concepts for a new Energy Centre to be sited next to Tudor Grange Leisure Centre. The Energy Centre will be the beating heart of a planned network which will generate and deliver affordable low carbon heat and power to Solihull town centre buildings. The energy centre will provide a range … More Solihull Council unveils designs for its Low Carbon Energy Centre
Solihull’s Stronger Communities & Neighbourhood Services Scrutiny Board has a report before them next week where they will review the speed enforcement measures in the borough undertaken by the Council and West Midlands Police. The report outlines the present situation and a range of options to consider as we move forwards. I am personally keen … More SOLIHULL SPEED ENFORCEMENT REVIEW:
Solihull is one of the first areas in England to benefit from the government’s £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund – as a partner in Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Love Your River Cole environmental project. Both Meriden Park and the historic parkland at Castle Bromwich Gardens will see investment and improvements through the project. The Love Your … More GREEN RECOVERY CHALLENGE FUND
Residents may be aware of the consultation on the proposals to expand Cheswick Green Primary School from a one form entry to become a two form entry from 210 to 420 pupils). The consultation continues until 18 December and details and information can be found via this link: Proposal to expand Cheswick Green Primary School … More Cheswick Green Primary School