Solihull’s Draft Submission Local Plan Moves to the Next

Further to the announcement by the Parish Council on the 25th September 2020 on HHPC Facebook regarding the proposal by Solihull Council to remove land out of the green belt on School Road, Solihull Council’s Cabinet considered the latest stage of the Local Plan review at a meeting yesterday on Thursday 1 October 2020. During this meeting, Solihull Cabinet approved the recommendation to publish the plan and it will now be considered at an SMBC Full Council meeting on Tuesday 6 October 2020. If approved at this meeting, the Draft Submission Plan will then be published for a statutory period of six weeks. Interested parties will be invited to make representations relating to the soundness and legal compliance of the plan. The plan proposes approximately 90 homes on School Road, adjacent to the canal termed Sadlers Covey, and to also remove the washed over green belt which could potentially lead to two further, smaller scale, housing developments on School Road in the future. Please read the documentation (minutes and plans) that can be found using the link below and ensure you make representations during the consultation period should Solihull Council’s Full Cabinet approve the plan on 6th October 2020.

The Parish Council of Hockley Heath had made representations to Solihull Council before the 6pm meeting on 1/10/2020 regarding the accuracy of the information listed for Hockley Heath. With reference to the document labelled Appendix A1, page 176, SMBC was advised that there was not a frequent bus service to Birmingham and the Post Office had closed.