Solihull Local Plan Review – supplementary consultation
As part of Solihull Council’s Local Plan Review a new non-statutory supplementary consultation is being launched from 29 January 2019 until 15 March 2019.A number of drop-in sessions have been arranged in February where Council officers will be on hand to help with any queries on the following dates:• Friday 1 – (11am to 3pm) – Solihull Library
• Saturday 2 – (11am to 3pm) – Chelmsley Wood Library
• Saturday 9 – (11am to 4pm) – Dickens Heath Library (please note the library is closed between 1pm – 2pm)
• Saturday 16 – (11am to 3pm) – Balsall Common Library
• Saturday 23 – (11am to 3pm) – Knowle Library
• Tuesday 26 – (4pm to 7pm) – Shirley Town Centre (Asda, Parkgate)The aim of this non-statutory consultation is to update local housing need calculations, assess the 70 plus additional sites that have been submitted since the Draft Local Plan (DLP) was published, to refine the site selection process for which sites should be included in the plan and to reassess all sites (c320) to ensure the preferred sites are the most appropriate when considered against the spatial strategy.There is an online portal where questions on the Draft Local Plan Review can be viewed and comments submitted. Please go to http://solihull.jdi-consult.net/localplan/.The consultation closes on 15 March 2019.Councillor Ian Courts, Cabinet Member for Managed Growth and Deputy Leader, 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’ ”.
1. The current local plan, the ‘Solihull Local Plan’, was adopted in December 2013 and covers the period 2011 to 2028. Since the Local Plan was adopted, a legal challenge has resulted in the overall housing requirement being deleted and remitted back to the Council for reconsideration. In addition, the government’s plans for high speed rail have passed through Parliament and Royal Assent has now been granted for Phase One of the route. The Interchange station will be constructed on land that it is currently within the Green Belt.To ensure that a proper planning framework is in place that addresses these and other issues, the Council is undertaking a Local Plan Review (LPR)2. The following documents have been published as part of the consultation and can be found at www.solihull.gov.uk/lpr or follow links below: Draft Local Plan Supplementary Consultation DocumentSolihull Local Plan Review – Draft Concept MasterplansDraft Local Plan Supplementary Consultation: Amber SitesDraft Local Plan Supplementary Consultation: Site Assessments
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