Resubmitted Planning Application – Tidbury Green Farm – Pub & Restaurant

Planning Application PL/2019/00039/PPFL for Tidbury Green Farm was received on the 16th January 2019. This is a resubmission of the withdrawn Planning Application PL/2018/00235/PPFL, which was received on the 29th January 2018.

The proposal is for “Change of use of existing farmhouse, associated buildings and land from residential use (Use Class C3) to a pub / restaurant (Use Class A3/A4) with ancillary ,manager’s accommodation, and construction of extensions and associated works, including: formation of access and car parking; partial infilling of the pond; and hard and soft landscaping.”

Associated documents can be viewed and comments can be made to Solihull MBC via the following link,  http://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/  and by inserting the above planning number.

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Please see attached the Parish Council’s response and the Copy of Survey Findings Report, referred to within the response submitted for the above Planning Application. The Parish Council based their response on views shared with them by Parishioners who  responsed to the full Survey completed in Autumn 2017 and the information received from Parishioners regarding their views about the proposal, which was requested in the February 2019 newsletter.

Both the survey and the request for views in the February 2019 Newsletter, went to all homes in Tidbury Green. Therefore everyone was provided with an opportunity to respond and therefore the Parish Council  believe that given the time available that we followed the most effective, democratic approach that we could.

Tidbury Green Parish Council Response.

Survey Findings Report.

The Parish Council have secured an extension from Solihull MBC until 1 March 2019, to allow them to respond to the latest application. The Planning Officer has also agreed to accept neighbour responses up until this date. The Parish Council, however recommend that you submit your comments to SMBC by 27th February 2019, or earlier.

Your response should be addressed to Rebecca Hadley – Solihull MBC Planning Services, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB or Email your response for the attention of Rebecca Hadley to planning@solihull.gov.uk. Please quote the application number (PL/2019/00039/PPFL) in your email subject and text and include your name and address in your correspondence.

This Planning Application will be discussed at the Parish Council Meeting on 20 February 2019. If you have any comments/ views that you would like the Parish Council to consider, for inclusion in their response, please attend the meeting and share these. Alternatively, please email your views to the Clerk (tidburygreenpc@googlemail.com) by 20th February.

Given the available timescales, if we do not receive sufficient additional comments / views on the latest application the Parish Council will have to base their response on the findings of the survey previously completed and the key concerns raised, which resulted in the Parish Council objecting to the proposal, when the first application was submitted. The Survey can be found clicking Here. Also the Appendix letter submitted by the Parish letter, detailing reasons for their objection can be found Here.

Brunning & Price have advised us that they will be running an open afternoon open afternoon on Monday 25th February, from 4pm until 6pm at Tidbury Green Village Hall and then from 6.30pm until 8pm at the Earlswood Methodist Church Hall. They plan to set up a small display of their proposals and have people on hand to talk you through them and hear what you think to the changes that they have made.

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

Solihull SMBC Flood update – 23 January 2019 – SMBC Flooding Investigation Findings Report Published

Flood update – 23 January 2019

 

As someone affected by last May’s flash flooding we wanted to share the findings of our statutory investigation into the incident.

Acting as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for Solihull, we have completed our investigation into the unprecedented flooding on 27 May 2018 and have now published our findings, as required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

We have investigated each of the affected areas to identify the causes and mechanisms of the flooding. This investigatory work has involved detailed condition surveys of watercourses, culverts and highway drainage systems. We would like to thank all those who have worked with us to share their first-hand experiences of the flooding. This information has been fed back to help build a more informed picture of what happened in May.

We are currently exploring what action it may be possible to take to mitigate against such an event in the future. Some of these options are detailed in our action plan. We will now need to see what funding can be secured, as well as consider the potential benefits of any proposed flood reduction schemes.

You can view the report in full here:

If you need to get in touch then please email drainage@solihull.gov.uk

Superfast broadband in your area – information for Tidbury Green – provided By CSW Broadband

CSW Braodband has provided the attached information, which provides details of the areas that the CSW Broadband Project has been upgraded within our local area. 

CSW advise that the purpose of this information is to raise awareness, particularly amongst residents within the parish who may not be aware that they may be able to order a superfast broadband service.  

As well as providing information on the coverage in your area, the content attached also provides residents with information on the benefits of superfast broadband and information on how to order an improved service.

Have Your Say on Proposed Changes to Bus Services in Solihull

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) will be commencing consultation next week regarding a review of the financially supported bus services within the Solihull area. Many of the services are currently operated under the ‘Signature’ brand and have been in their current form for over 5 years. The contracts that are in place will be coming to an end in February 2019.

The consultation will be open from Monday 24 September, for a period of three weeks. TfWM are keen to ensure that residents and representatives of wards, groups and communities, have the opportunity to feed into this consultation and that they can capture as many views as possible from service users. As part of this TfWM will be holding a public exhibition in Solihull Town Centre (near to the former Maplins) on Wednesday 3 October from 9am until 3pm. They will also be conducting a number of on-bus and at-stop surveys over the coming weeks.

 

The public information for the consultation is attached, and the dedicated TfWM webpage, where people will be able to find more information and completed surveys,  can be accessed through: www.Networkwestmidlands.com/solihull

 

The best way for service users to provide their feedback about the proposals is through the consultation questionnaire. We encourage residents within Tidbury Green to complete the questionnaire, in order to help influence and inform the decisions regarding the network.

Further information can be found in the attached document.

Lowbrook Farm (Reserved Matters) – Application Submitted – Consultation Period Commenced

A Planning Application -PL/2018/01828/PPRM which is for Lowbrook Farm (Reserved Matters) has been submitted. The consultaion period for this planning application commenced on the 4th July 2018.
The deadline to respond to SMBC is the 25th July 2018.

The documents can be viewed at http://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/ by inserting the planning number into the Search Field.

Communication on Parish Council’s Response to local flooding issues

Thank you to all Parishioners who provided information and photographs of the extreme flooding that took place on Sunday 27 May and the devastating damage that it caused. The Parish Council have gathered, collated and analysed all the information provided.

As you are aware the Parish Council held a meeting for all interested Parishioners on Sunday 24th June 2018. Thank you to all of those who attended.

At the meeting the Parish Council presented our findings from the analysis work completed. We also consulted on the information that should be submitted to Solihull MBC and agreed how the community wish to progress this issue. The report to be submitted to SMBC, has been updated to reflect parishioner’s views and comments received from the consultation that took place at the meeting of the 24 June 2018.

 

This report (attached below) along with appendix A below which provides additional photographic evidence of the damage caused by the flooding, have been submitted to Nick Page, Chief Executive SMBC on the 27th June 2018. We have requested as resolved by Parishioners at the meeting that; following Nick Pages review and a site visit to Tidbury Height’s development that he should attend a meeting with interested parishioners to address the points and concerns raised.

The Parish Council are very grateful to Alison Gowman, the daughter of a parishioner seriously affected by the flooding, for completing a significant amount of investigation in relation to the flooding, for supporting local parishioners when the flooding occurred and for attending the meeting to deliver a  presentation in relation to the flooding and the findings of her investigations. This report is also attached below, along with the Approval Conditions and Atkins Flood Risk reports Assessments referred to within. This report has also been submitted to Solihull MBC.

 

We will update you once we receive a response from Nick Page, Solihull MBC.

 

Documents

Tidbury Green Parish Council – Flooding Report / Presentation- Submitted to Nick Page, SMBC – 27th June 2018

Appendix 1 – to the above Report – Providing additional photographic evidence of the damage caused by the flooding.

Alison Gowman – Flooding Report/ Presentation – Submitted to Nick Page, SMBC – 27th June 2018

Approval Conditions Referred to in Alison Gowman’s- Flooding Report/ Presentation

Atkins Flood Risk Assessment 1 – Referred to in Alison Gowma’s – Flooding Report/ Presentation

Atkins Flood Risk Assessment 2 – Referred to in Alison Gowman’s – Flooding Report/ Presentation

Atkins Flood Risk Assessment 3 – Referred to in  Alison Gowman’s – Flooding Report/ Presentation