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6th March 2017

The next meeting of the Steering Group will be Thursday 9th March at 8pm in the Pavilion. The main issues to be discussed will be to develop the year plan of actions and starting to tune the questionnaire which will be sent to all households.  Should you wish to get involved with this process, please contact the Parish Clerk.

6th February 2017

Since we last reported on the fantastic consultation event, the steering group representatives and the parish councillors have been busy drawing together your thoughts and ideas.  They have been using these to form the draft response to Solihull Council on its Local Plan.  This is the first way in which the views of the local community can be absorbed into the formal planning system.  These thoughts will be heard by Hockley Heath Parish Council at its meeting on Thursday 16th February starting at 7,00pm in the Pavilion, Hockley Heath Recreation Ground.  The next meeting of the steering group, where the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire will be discussed, will be Thursday 9th March at 8.00pm in the Pavailion.

16th January 2017

What a fantastic turn out!  It was brilliant to see so many local people come along to the public consultation.  We had a steady turn out with nearly 200 people sign in between 1pm and 6pm.  Residents were able to speak with Waterloo Homes about the affordable housing development on the Stratford Road which is due to on site in March 2017.  Spitfire were there to talk about Aylesbury House development and the opportunities that holds.  Solihull Council arrived at 3.30pm, hot foot from their Local Plan consulation in Knowle and answered many of your questions about housing development in the parish.  Parish Councillors and representatives from the Residents Association and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group were  there to talk through your concerns and hopes for the village.

The steering group are now going to meet to assimilate all of your comments and ideas and do two things: with HHPC, create an informed response to SMBC draft Local Plan; finalise the questionaire which will then be sent to ALL parish residents for the Neighbourhood Plan.

Once again, thank you to all for your thoughts, vierws and comments.

10th January 2017

We are putting the final touches to the public consultation event which will be held:

Saturday 14th January 2017 from 1pm – 6pm in the hall at Hockley Heath Academy, School Road.

DO  YOU HAVE AN OPINION ON WHERE HOUSES SHOUD BE BUILT?  WHAT NEW HOUSES SHOULD LOOK LIKE?  THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC PASSING THROUGH THE VILLAGE?  SCHOOL PLACES FOR YOUR CHILDREN IN THE VILLAGE?  HOW TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GET TO WORK / SCHOOL / DOCTORS ETC?

The time to get your views heard is NOW!!!

Please come along any time during the afternoon.  Drop in for a coffee and a chat.  There will be an opportunity to talk to parish councillors and representatives from the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group  about the future of Hockley Heath parish.    There will be tables in the hall showing plans of the whole parish and sites which have been proposed for development by local land owners and developers.

VIEWS AIRED THIS WEEKEND WILL BE USED TO SHAPE THE PARISH COUNCIL RESPONSE TO THE SOLIHULL LOCAL PLAN.  THE CONSULTATION DEADLINE FOR SMBC LOCAL PLAN IS 14TH FEBRUARY 2017.  IF YOU WANT MORE INFROMATION ON THE LOCAL PLAN – please click here.

3rd January 2017

Happy New Year to one and all.  The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have been busy over Christmas, designing the new newsletter / leaflet which will be coming to all houses in the parish over the next few days.  The lefalet invites everyone to attend a consultation event which will be held between 1pm and 6pm on Saturday 14th January 2016 at Hockley Heath Academy.  Here you will be able to view plans of the parish, talk to SMBC local planning officers about te Solihull Local Plan, and speak to other local residents about where you would like to see future development.  To view the leaflet online, please Click Here.

The next meeting of the Steering Group will take place on Thursday 5th January at 7pm in the Pavilion.

 Solihull expect to build 15,000 homes between now and 2033, with 5,000 of these on Green Belt

Concerned about how & where development should take place in Hockley Heath?

 

Consultation & Drop-In Event

Saturday 14th January 2017 

at Hockley Heath Academy

1pm – 6pm

 

9th December 2016

Here is a great website which gives you more information about community led planning – Neighbourhood Planning by any other name!  Have a read through a see what you think: Community Led Planning

Grant success!  Hockley Heath Parish Council have today heard that they have been successful in getting a grant to cover the initial costs associated with the development of the Neighbourhood Plan.

The grant,   from the Community Rights Programme (funded by the Dept for Communities and Local Government) is for £2,843 and will be used to develop and analyse the questionnaire which will go to all parish residents in the New Year.

There will be a community consultation day on Saturday 14th January in the Pavilion, which will be your chance to look at Solihulls local plan, and discuss what you would like to see happen in Hockley Heath.  A leaflet will be coming round to all households over the coming weeks to explain more about the process.

25th November 2016

Background to Hockley Heath Neighbourhood Plan
On 24th November 2016, a group of residents came together to discuss the process involved in undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan. Many issues were discussed and it was agreed to hold a public consultation event on Saturday 14th  January 2017.  The purpose of this event would be to allow for consultation on the SMBC draft Local Plan (see the recent post section on the HOME page), and to get comments on the planned draft Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire which would ulitmately go to every houshold in the village.

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will meet again on Thursday 15th December at 8pm (following the HHPC full council meeting) in the Pavilion in order further develop this consultation event.

If you want to understand more about Neighbourhood Planning, please go to this NP Road Map for more details.

 

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