Have your say on Solihull's draft Local Plan for housing development - The Solihull Observer

Have your say on Solihull's draft Local Plan for housing development

Solihull Editorial 31st Jan, 2019   0

RESIDENTS and businesses are being asked to comment on an update to Solihull’s Draft Local Plan.

This Draft Local Plan will eventually replace the current Local Plan for where homes and other development should be built over the next two decades, which the council reviewed following a legal challenge.

Solihull Council said this is a non-statutory consultation which aims to update housing need, assess the 70-plus additional sites that have been submitted since the Draft Local Plan was published, and explain the process for selecting sites.

The consultation will last for six weeks, closing on March 15.

An online portal has been launched for to submit comments at http://solihull.jdi-consult.net/localplan/

There will also be the chance to discuss the plan in person with council officers working on the review at the following libraries:

Solihull Library, The Core, on Friday (February 1) between 11am and 3pm

Chelmsley Wood Library, Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre on Saturday (February 2) between 11am and 3pm

Dickens Heath Library, Old Dickens Heath Road, on February 9 between 11am and 4pm – the library is closed between 1pm and 2pm.

Balsall Common Library, Kenilworth Road, on February 16 between 11am and 3pm

Knowle Library, High Street, on Saturday 23 between 11am and 3pm

Asda, Parkgate, Shirley on February 26 between 4pm and 7pm.

Councillor Ian Courts, cabinet member for managed growth and deputy leader of the council, said: “This supplementary consultation is something we are undertaking to give everyone a chance to examine the new sites that have recently been submitted and to see how the new national planning policy’s standard methodology will impact our local plan.

“A robust Solihull local plan is the only way we can maintain the balance between future growth and the things that make Solihull so special, captured in the borough motto ’Urbs in Rure’.”

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