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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.