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:
Nearly 23,00 units on the boroughs highway network have been converted to LED technology since 2014/15 leading to a reduction in energy usage of nearly 50% and reduction in associated carbon emissions by over 75%. The above stats are incredible and shows that Solihull Council is taking a national lead in the replacement of LED … More LED STREET LIGHTS – Environmental and Financial Impact in Solihull
I thought it might be useful to update followers on the status of the two applications. To remind you, Application PL/2015/51409/PPOL relates to the application nearer to junction 5 of the M42 whilst, Application PL/2016/02754/MAJFOT is a proposed site near to Junction 4 of the M2. You can get full details and access to hundreds of … More MOTORWAY SERVICE STATION APPLICATIONS- Update
Being local I have for a long time been aware of the country park around Blythe Valley Park and this great weather (as well as having more time to enjoy our environment) has taken me and Millie to Blythe Valley Park regularly. It is though no coincidence that the re-opening of the truly excellent Java … More BLYTHE VALLEY PARK – A gem on our doorstep