PLANS to build 750 homes on land around Blythe Valley Business Park has been given the green light by Solihull planning chiefs.
The application was submitted by IM Properties, who also owns Mell Square Shopping Centre, and includes provisions for a 200-bedroom hotel and a housing with care facility of up to 250 units.
The planning committee approved the plans subject to conditions and a Section 106 agreement – a legal agreement ensuring developers contribute towards any necessary supportive infrastructure for instance widening of roads.
Lewis Payne, IM Properties’ development director said: “We would like to thank all those who commented on the plans, as well as Councillors and council officers who had the vision to approve our proposal.
“We have worked tirelessly on this application, including extensive public engagement and believe the new scheme will prove a tremendous boost to Solihull and provide much needed housing for younger families and first time buyers who want to find a home.
“The new community will have the benefit of a largely undiscovered 122 acre Country Park, which is to be enhanced and extended to surround the new scheme, creating a rich and diverse environment for all to thrive in and enjoy.”