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
Please find posted my submission to Solihull planning department representation in respect of the planning application to expand Cheswick Green’s school. The matter will go to planning committee and once a date has bet set and the officers report published, I will comment further then.
A further report at my cabinet decision session next week asks me ‘to provide the Cabinet Member with an update on the outcome of the design and consultation stage of the Active Travel Fund Tranche 2 Cycleways project and to seek approval to progress with the construction of three routes and an area wide cycle … More CYCLE ROUTES IN SOLIHULL
Residents may be aware of my representations regarding this to the Cabinet Member of Education and Children’s Services when the matter of the expansion of the school, from a one form entry to become a two form entry, went before him earlier this year. I have posted it here: There is now a formal planning … More CHESWICK GREEN SCHOOL
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.