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
A planning application has been submitted by Solihull Blossomfield Cricket Club to establish a six wicket cricket pitch on existing parkland at Hillfield Local Nature Reserve. Documents submitted to the planning department include the following: PL_2020_00255_COU-SUPPORT_DOCUMENT-1200113 PL_2020_00255_COU-APPLICATION_FORM-1200576 PL_2020_00255_COU-LETTER-1200579 PL_2020_00255_COU-LOCATION_PLAN-1200110 There are a few aspects to this application: the establishing of new sporting facilities for community … More HILLFIELD LOCAL NATURE RESERVE – Cricket Pitch?
Presented to Full Council on Tuesday the performance of Solihull Fire Station: Joint Arrangements and External Organisations This report outlines the performance of West Midlands Fire Service in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull for the reporting period of 2019/2020. It covers performance across our three key pillars of Response, Prevention and Protection and describes some … More West Midlands Fire Service -Solihull Performance -2019/20
Here in Solihull we are celebrating National Volunteers Week and we all recognise that in our current situation there is so much volunteers do in our communities. One things that’s been incredibly successful in Blythe Ward is the collection of donations of food and other essential items that contribute towards food parcels for those badly … More VOLUNTEERS WEEK – Solihull