September 25th, 2016

Transport plans for next 20 years to be put forward

SILHILLIANS are being urged to have their say on how they want to see transport develop across the borough over the next 20 years.

Solihull Connected is part of a transport strategy being developed across the West Midlands that will look at both local and regional transport connections.

The roadshows will be open to all and will focus on public transport, the delivery of potential road schemes and roadworks, HS2 proposals and much more.

There will be council officers who have been closely involved in developing the Solihull Connected project on hand to deal with any questions.

Coun Ted Richards OBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: “I think it is vitally important that residents take an active role in helping us plan for a more sustainable transport system.

“We have to look at our existing and potential transport links and consider the long-term behaviour changes we need to allow the creation of new jobs and houses whilst keeping Solihull an attractive place to live and work.

“Solihull Connected is an opportunity for residents to take an active role in shaping their surroundings. It is my hope that these roadshows will allow us to have a proper dialogue – we want to hear your thoughts and opinions.”

The roadshows will be at libraries throughout the borough on the following dates:

  • Solihull Central Library, Saturday July 25, from 11am until 2pm
  • Chelmsley Wood Library, Wednesday July 29, from 2.30pm until 5pm
  • Shirley Library, Wednesday August 5, from 11am until 2pm
  • Dickens Heath Library, Monday August 10, from 3.30pm until 6pm
  • Marston Green Library, Monday August 17, from 3.30pm until 6pm
  • Balsall Common Library, Thursday August 20, from 1pm until 3.30pm
  • Olton Library, Saturday August 22, from 10.30am until 1pm
  • Hobs Moat Library, Thursday August 27, from 3pm until 6pm.

For more or to have a say online visit www.solihull.gov.uk/solihullconnected

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