Important – New Public Consultation on Draft Local Development Plan Review

Solihull Local Plan Consultation – New Consultation

Solihull Council are undertaking an additional / supplementary consultation in respect of its emerging Local Plan.  This is based on public response to previous consultation, along with recent changes to Government Directives on Solihull Housing Needs.

Site 4 – Land West of Dickens Heath, Near Whitlock’s End Train Station

During previous consultation Tidbury Green Parish Council along with other groups including other Parish Councils, Borough Councillors and local Parishioners objected to the proposal for 700 homes to be developed on site 4. We are pleased to hear that the site has now be reduced from 700 to 350 homes. This proves that by working together and campaigning, we can make a difference. However 350 homes is still a significant number of homes, which we feel is unsustainable given the level of already approved / built development imposed upon the area.

The public consultation will run for 6 weeks, up until 15 March 2019. Full details of the consultation can be found at www.solihull.gov.uk/lpr.

Please take the time to examine the proposal for site 4. After studying the Council’s proposals, please submit your comments either via Solihull MBC’s Portal which can be linked to via the “Respond to the Consultation” box which can be found at www.solihull.gov.uk/lpr, or email your comments to psp@solihull.gov.uk. Should you wish to object to the Site 4 proposal we have included some suggested valid reasons for objection, which you may wish to adapt and use for your response. These can be found at the end of the February 2019 Newsletter.

As detailed on Ward Councillor Ken Hawkin’s website, http://www.cllrkenhawkins.co.uk, Ken and Ward Councillor James Butler “have serious reservations about the proposals and remain steadfast in opposition of Site 4, for a variety of reasons which are included on Ken’s website. Consequently they have launched an online petition, calling for Site 4 to be removed from the LDP, to be submitted to the planning inspector. Please support them by, in addition to responding to the Solihull MBC consultation, supporting the online petition, which can be accessed from the link https://www.change.org/p/solihull-metropolitan-borough-council-objection-to-allocation-4-in-solihull-local-plan on Ken Hawkin’s website, under Dickens Heath, Solihull LDP.

Solihull MBC have informed us that they are holding a number of drop-in sessionsd in February where Council officers will be on hand to help with any queries. Details of times and venues are provided below:

• Saturday 23 – (11am to 3pm) – Knowle Library

• Tuesday 26 – (4pm to 7pm) – Asda, Parkgate, Shirley

Saturday 16 – (11am to 3pm) – Balsall Common Library

Saturday 23 – (11am to 3pm) – Knowle Library

Monday 25 – (3pm to 7pm) – The Core Library, Solihull

Tuesday 26 – (4pm to 7pm) – Asda, Parkgate, Shirley

Thursday 28 – (3pm to 6:45pm) – Chelmsley Wood Library