Residents may be aware of my representations regarding this to the Cabinet Member of Education and Children’s Services when the matter of the expansion of the school, from a one form entry to become a two form entry, went before him earlier this year. I have posted it here: There is now a formal planning … More CHESWICK GREEN SCHOOL
Many will know this building has been empty for quite a while and there was a planning application to change it to become a nursery. This has not been followed up and a new application has been submitted for it to become Medical/Health care premises. Access to all the documents can be found via this … More Change of Use – Joseph Foote House
I have taken this from the councils press release but feel the project is so important for the borough I should share it widely. Property agents have been appointed to help secure lettings for Westgate, the brand new proposed grade A office building in the heart of Solihull. Nick Williams of Savills and Scott Rutherford of … More Agents appointed on new landmark commercial building in heart of UK
Solihull Council has acquired ownership of the Mell Square holding company, which includes the ground lease interests and freeholds of a number of key commercial town centre properties. The move will allow the Council to continue to play an active role, with partners, in shaping the future of the town centre and deliver on a … More Solihull Council takes control of Mell Square in move to secure future vision for Town Centre
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
Arden Forest for Solihull At last weeks Solihull Council meeting Cllr Andy Mackiewicz, Solihull’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Planning & Housing, outlined plans for the creation of a new forest in Solihull. The new forest, called Arden Forest, will create a diverse and continuous green corridor through the Borough of Solihull, from Dickens Heath … More ARDEN FOREST FOR SOLIHULL
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.