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.
Solihull Council is consulting on the imposition of two Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) relating to dog controls and is also seeking views on other areas of dog-related anti-social behaviour. The first proposed PSPO relates to dog fouling. It creates an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to remove, and … More Public space protection orders relating to dog controls
Here is a round up of some of the work the Council has carried our last year (2020/2021). SMBC is responsible for 632 miles of road 594 Potholes were repaired 62 speed awareness campaigns Maintained a network of 28,998 streetlights 3,341 Street lights upgraded to LED 145 bollards de illuminated 56 signal-controlled junctions/100 pedestrian crossings … More Keeping Solihull’s Roads Safe
In 2013, fixed safety cameras within the West Midlands were switched off; in 2016 a contract was awarded to pilot a network of digital Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras over five years at three sites in Solihull and five in Birmingham. The sites in Solihull, that went live in August 2016 are: · B425 Lode … More AVERAGE SPEED CAMERA’S – Solihull
I feel it useful to explain what our investment in LED street lights have brought about. The savings are three fold; reduction in energy usage; reduction in carbon emissions; reduction in financial costs for the borough. Annual Energy Usage– Annual energy usage in 2015/16 was: 11,583,752 kilowatt hours – Annual energy usage in 2020/21 was: … More LED Street Light – environmental savings
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
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