Solihull Borough Council HS2 working party meeting

The next meeting of the SMBC HS2 Working Party takes place on Tuesday 25th June at the Civic Suite in Solihull on Tuesday 25th June 2013. Representations from members of the public affected by HS2 can only be made by those who have registered to speak beforehand.

 

Anyone wishing to register should email Roy Eaton: reaton@solihull.gov.uk

 

 

 

Consultation deadline looms on development plans for Balsall Common

The deadline for response to the public consultation on proposals for new housing developments across three site in Balsall Common is tomorrow (Monday 5th March). The plans for new homes on two sites on Kenilworth Road and another at Riddings Hill, are being consulted by Solihull Council under the Local Development Framework scheme. Resdients on Riddings Hill have joined forces with local action group RAID to contest the plans.

 

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Stunning views of Chattaways ruins to remain in Balsall Common?

The incredible views in the centre of Balsall Common where Chattaways and other commercial premises were demolished to make way for a Sainsburys could remain a tourist attraction for some time to come.

 

The developers responsible for the project were placed into receivership by their bankers after getting caught up in a spiral of rising costs.   The bank is currently working through the process of finding a buyer for the land, bids for which were due in by 20th February.
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Plans for traveller site in Balsall Common kicked out by Solihull Council

Solihull Council officials rejected plans for a permanent travellers site on land between Waste Lane and Old Waste Lane in Balsall Common.  The decision not to allow development on green belt land was taken at the recent Cabinet Meeting.

 

Campaign group RAID (Residents Against Inappropriate Development), originally created to fight against traveller occupation of land in Meriden, was expanded into different branches when proposals were put forward for sites in Balsall Common and Hockley Heath.

 

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BARRAGE: Balsall Against Rural Ruin And Greenbelt Erosion

The greenbelt land under threat

Hot on the heals of the local uproar when Solihull council seriously considered a gypsy/traveller settlement in Kelsey/Windmill Lane (now abandoned after local pressure was exerted), a new action group has been formed to oppose the development of a vast swathe of nearby greenbelt land.

BARRAGE – Balsall Against Rural Ruin And Greenbelt Erosion – oppose the development of greenbelt land between Kelsey Lane, Kenilworth Road and Windmill Lane.

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