As both a ward councillor and Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways I have been working with officers on active travel provision in the area. Funding is directly from the Blythe valley Park development by way of Section 106 funds, for the provision of active travel, especially cycling, to and from BVP and local communities. … More Blythe Valley Park – Monkspath – Dorridge : Active Travel Proposals
The final (hopefully) examination in ublic meeting for the councils submitted plan will be held on Friday 8 July 2022 from 09:30hrs. It will be a virtual session and will examine: Matter 12 – Housing land supply, specifically the delivery of the proposals at the National Exhibition Centre and the overall housing trajectory. I have … More SOLIHULL LDP – Examination in Public
I thought some may want to read the ‘In Touch’ I am delivering in the Monkspath section of the ward. As many will know, I rarely post political clap trap on this website but as my leaflets are informational I know many, none-political folk, do appreciate them. Some nice stories to share.
A jewel on our doorsteps and whilst many of the houses on one side of the Engine Lake are in Solihull borough, the lake itself is not, and forms the boundary with Warwickshire. There are three lakes in all. The Canal and Rivers Trust have done a fantastic job in renovating the paths and the … More EARLSWOOD LAKES
I did tweet about this and post on local Facebook groups last week. Naturally, those of us who had opposed the Applegreen application on land near to Junction 4 of the M42 (off Gate Lane) are pleased with the outcome. I hope the petition had some part to play in this. I do though feel … More Motorway Services near Junction 4 Update
I joined many others, including my grandsons school pals, planting trees at Hope Coppice last week. The headlines of the from the planting are: Hope Coppice becomes first location of the Severn Trent and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Forests with 9,400 trees First day of planting took place on World Wildlife Day, Thursday 3 March, with … More Solihull Council teams up with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and Severn Trent for Commonwealth Forest at Hope Coppice
The Council has received a letter from the independent Inspectors outlining their initial views on Solihull’s new Local Plan following the examination hearings that took place from September 2021 to February 2022. The Inspectors have concluded that the Council has complied with the duty to co-operate in the preparation of the Local Plan, but they … More Local Development Plan – Update
Mixed Recycling Materials are sorted into the separate material fractions via an automated process at a Materials Recycling Facility. The separate materials are then baled and sold on the open market for manufacture into new products across the world. Any material that is not suitable for recycling is used to manufacture Solid Recovered Fuel (SDF) … More What happens to the recycling and waste collected at Bickenhill?
Followers may be interested to know where our household waste and recycling goes from Solihull. WE are committed to responsible waste and recycling outcomes. Mixed Recycling Materials are sorted into the separate material fractions via an automated process at a Materials Recycling Facility. The separate materials are then baled and sold on the open market … More Household Waste and Recycling Destinations
Well, not quite but last week saw the planting of two Scots pine trees in Hillfield Local Nature Reserve by the councils forestry partners, Glendale. As the post from Love Solihull states, the trees could eventually grow to 35m and live to be 700 years old.