Strategy for a greener Solihull

Solihull council lay out a strategy to keep villages like BC green and fair …

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The consultation document can be viewed here: or here : Draft Countryside Strategy for consultation

Key Excerpt:

Zone 6 – The Setting of Balsall Common
Balsall Common is a large settlement in the heart of the Meriden Gap which has developed as a commuter base over recent years. Due to its size and elongated shape, it has an influence over a wide area of countryside and exhibits some urban fringe characteristics around its edge. Housing proposals within the Unitary Development Plan have extended development to the north of the settlement’s centre. Nevertheless, the countryside provides an attractive setting for the adjacent residential areas and contains important wildlife sites.
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Strategy for a greener Solihull
In its report, the council argues against expanding villages like Knowle, Dorridge and Balsall Common. Now it is asking for the views of local residents so