Update on Solihull Local Plan Review and Neighbourhood Plan for Dickens Heath
Neighbourhood Plan Update – April 2017
The production of a Neighbourhood Plan is unavoidably tied in with the Solihull Local Plan. The Solihull Local Plan Review consultation has recently taken place, and Solihull MBC Councillor Ken Hawkins came along to the April 18th 2017 Parish Council meeting to give us an update. The results of the consultation have been delayed – probably until June or July – due to the Government Housing White Paper. Developers will now be challenging the SLP, saying that the housing numbers are too low.
With all of this uncertainty, it is not possible to yet take forward a Neighbourhood Plan for Dickens Heath – the Neighbourhood Plan will need to comply with the SLP, and so we will need to wait until the review is complete and the Solihull Local Plan is clarified.