SOLIHULL STATION

Ambitions for the new Solihull Station Integrated Transport Hub have been set out Solihull Council has published a new project update, setting out some of the key ambitions for Solihull train station. The station links Solihull town centre to key destinations such as Birmingham and London. However the current station, built in 1938, is approaching … More SOLIHULL STATION

LED STREET LIGHTS – Environmental and Financial Impact in Solihull

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

Planning Application – Stratford Road, Monkspath

An application has been submitted to replace the two large houses next to the new care home (former Shirley Aquatics site). The application seeks to replace the two houses and replace them with 7 three bedroom houses within the large grounds. All access will be via the frontage on Stratford Road. The planning application reference … More Planning Application – Stratford Road, Monkspath

Telecom Tower Opposite McDonalds, Monkspath

Planning application  PL/2020/00871/PN relates to the proposal for a Telecom Tower Opposite McDonalds on the main A34 Stratford Road, Monkspath. Full details of all documents and plans can be found via this link: https://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=Q9GCINOEFKW00 You will see from the plans the mast is slightly taller than one nearby and is offset near the hedgerow and … More Telecom Tower Opposite McDonalds, Monkspath

FLOOD REPORT

A Happy New Year to all and apologies for the lack of posts in the latter part of 2019. It wasn’t for the lack of interest or any useful stories, its just been so hectic. Anyway, I thought I should start 2020 with a report that is coming to my Environment and Highways Cabinet Decision … More FLOOD REPORT

Motorway Service Area – problems for applicant

Please see the snapshot of a five page letter sent to Solihull Planners by Highways England. It is clear Highways England still have problems with the application near Junction 4 and they have asked that the council do not consider the application for another month from the date of the letter. I doubt very much … More Motorway Service Area – problems for applicant

Solihull Water

I have received this message from Severn Trent about our water supply. Improving Solihull’s water supply  – Update  We wanted to provide a quick update on our progress with creating a new water supply source for Birmingham and Solihull.  This new source will be used for short periods each year whilst we carry out repairs … More Solihull Water