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Solihull Local Plan – Draft Submission Plan
Solihull MBC have published the latest version of the Solihull Local Plan. The consultation period runs up until 14 December 20. This is your final chance to make representation before the plan is submitted to Planning Inspectorate for examination.
As stated on the Solihull MBC website “Solihull’s Local Plan will guide the development of the borough for the next decade and beyond. It is the basis for future planning decisions as it creates a ‘blueprint’ for when and where major developments should and shouldn’t take place.
The grounds for making representations can only relate to the soundness and legal compliance of this Draft Submission Plan.”
Those wishing to make representations should visit the Local Plan Review page of the Council website. The site includes a short video which explains how to make a representation and is also included here.”
If you have any queries, or would like any further information, you can contact a member of the Policy & Delivery Team on 0121 704 8008 or email email@example.com
Local Changes made through the earlier consultation process: Land west of Dickens Heath, Previously site 4 now BL1, covering the sports grounds off Tythe Barn Lane and land across to the canal, reduced from 700 to 350 homes.
The Parish Council advise parishioners to use this opportunity to make final representations regarding the Solihull Local Plan.
You can also Comment on the Solihull Local Plan Consultaion by Submit an email with your name, address and comments to: – firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are examples / notes of valid planning comments that can be used by residents to comment on the Local Plan Review – Site 4 (part of west of Dickens Heath BL1).
Suggestions were provided by Jean Walters of CPRE. The Parish Council wishes to thank Jean for all her help and support that she continues to provide.
There will be many other issues you may wish to add but it is important that as many people as possible write in what they think, which will affect the area that we live in for many years to come. Your comments will then go before a Government Inspector to examine the local plan in a virtual public meeting to commence possibly next Spring/Summer.
Solihull MBC have provided the information below:-
Council officers are holding two webinars to help residents and businesses make final representations about Solihull’s Draft Submission Plan.
To offer interested parties an opportunity to discuss the Plan with Council officers, two webinars have been organised Thursday 12 November at 10am Monday 16 November at 5.30pm To take part, you need to go to the Council’s YouTube page where these webinars will be streamed.
If you would like to forward a question for the team to answer as part of the webinar, you can do in advance to email@example.com, please include ‘Question for Webinar’ in the subject line of your email. The representation period will close on Monday 14 December. Read more here.
For more information about Solihull’s Local Plan review, visit www.solihull.gov.uk/lpr
Tidbury Green have noted the attached poster around the village. Given the Covid restriction that mean that people can not meet or gather together, this seems an excellent way for the community to honour those who served and remember their sacrifice.
Please find below guidance, which has been provided by Solihull MBC, on how to have a safe Halloween this year for cascading through your networks.
Enjoy Halloween safely this year
Halloween is a time when people often gather together and this poses a risk for COVID-19 transmission.
The current lockdown restrictions in Solihull prevent gatherings of more than 6 taking place in private gardens outside, with no one
is permitted to come inside your home unless they have a valid exemption.
Below are ideas and guidance to help you plan a safe Halloween this year:
Make sure you help to reduce the spread of the virus by avoiding:
Knocking on doors – this increases transmission potential and would expose our many as residents who are vulnerable and should be protected, as well as those who are isolating.
Traditional trick or treating – where treats are handed to children who go door to door or children take sweets from a shared bucket.
Organising or attending crowded costume parties held indoors, outdoors or at your own home.
Instead of the traditional door to door trick or treating where the virus can be spread by touch, why not try:
· Carve or decorate pumpkins and display in your household
· Organise a Halloween treasure hunt at home
· Host a virtual party with themed games and music
· Watch a scary movie with the familyincluding spooky treats
· Have a virtual Halloween costume contest
By following this guidance you can enjoy a safe and fun Halloween, whilst also protecting your neighbours, friends and family!
As many of you are aware the Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) was one of the many events across the country which had to be postponed due to the coronavirus.
Well now Solihull MBC have advised that, it’s back, and the Love Solihull team are encouraging residents to grab their litter pickers and give the borough a Great British September Clean.
They have kindley provided the information below:-
The GBSC is a fantastic incentive to get people talking about the importance of keeping our communities clean, green and safe by taking action to dispose of litter in the right way.
Litter picking has an immediately positive impact on our neighbourhoods and means we can continue to take pride in our neighbourhoods. However, in these very different times, we must remember to put safety first and follow the guidance around social distancing so that we don’t jeopardise our health and that of those around us.
As the Love Solihull teams first priority is to make sure everyone stays safe and well, we have attached our Community Litter Picking Guidelines, Community Litter Picking Risk Assessment and Covid-19 Guidance.
It is also important to remember that large group clean-ups aren’t possible at the moment, but we can offer support to individuals signed up to the Love Solihull Community Litter Picking Initiative who may go out in groups of up to 6 people.
If you haven’t already got your own equipment but would like to take part in the Great British September Clean either as an individual or as a small group, just sign up to the Love Solihull Community Litter Picking Initiative by completing and returning the attached Community Litter Picking Registration Form to firstname.lastname@example.org we can then arrange delivery of your litter picking equipment.
When planning your GBSP remember:-
Small groups are key
So while we cannot support large community clean-ups at this time a litter-pick can be just as effective alone or in pairs. For those taking part in groups, this should involve a maximum of six people if from different households. Please do make yourselves familiar with our Covid-19 Guidance.
Make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
Please do not promote the time and place you intend to undertake any activities to avoid the risk of large social gatherings. Also, if you’re litter picking in a public place like a park or a playground, think about when it’s likely to be quieter, and plan your clean-up for then.
Collaborate with Love Solihull
Leave your full Love Solihull litter bags next to SMBC litter bins (maximum 2 bags). If you need to arrange a special collection where you either have bags that you have not been able to leave next to a litter bin or where you have more than 2 bags that need collecting from one location please contact email@example.com
We want to hear from you
We really want to keep a running total of all the bags collected during GBSC 2020, so please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how your litter pick went and we will share your story. If you take any photos don’t forget to tag in @lovesolihull on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #LoveSolihull #GreatBritishSeptemberClean
You can also show your support for the GBSC by pledging your time here:- https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean
Before we go, this year’s GBSC initiative comes at a time when caring for the environment and living more sustainably has never been more important. Right now, a lot of things are uncertain, but our passion for tackling litter and our love for the environment remains unchanged.
Thank you to all the volunteers who selflessly dedicate their own time to help clean up our streets and parks therefore protecting the beautiful environment we share.
Information provided by
Community Engagement Officers
Public Realm Team | Environmental Services | Managed Growth & Communities Directorate | Solihull MBC
0121 704 6243
Solihull MBC provided the information below on 2nd September 2020
Councillor Ken Hawkins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways has now signed off on a series of flood mitigation schemes which will help over 100 properties in the borough.
These schemes will see residents being offered the opportunity to introduce Property Level Resilience and Resistance (PLR) measures, essentially practical support, to make their homes safer.
Those residents who are included will be contacted and asked to complete an online questionnaire to scope out their requirements and to arrange individual property surveys.
Flood risk specialists, appointed by the Council will be contacting these residents directly to undertake the surveys in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.
The Council will continue to look at securing further funding so more schemes can be rolled out to other areas that are at risk of flooding.
For more information about the Flood Mitigation Schemes please contact the Council’s Drainage and Flood Risk Management Team, email@example.com
Solihull MBC provided the update below on 28th August 2020
Solihull Council has been granted £440k worth of Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) funding by the Environment Agency to use for flood mitigation schemes at four locations within the borough.
Alongside the Environment Agency funding there is a commitment of £431k from the Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, which means the council has now secured over £800k of external funding for these potential schemes.
In the wake of terrible flooding in 2018 the Council pledged to investigate what could be done to protect people’s homes from such flooding in the future. Officers explored options for mitigation schemes as well as bidding for the relevant funding to deliver them.
A mitigation scheme can be only be delivered when there is FDGiA funding in place, supplemented by Local Levy and partnership funding, and after a business case is submitted to the Environment Agency and given technical approval.
In July 2020, bids for Local Levy funding were approved by the Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and the relevant business cases were submitted to the Environment Agency for final approval, granted on the 26 August.
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