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If you love living or working in Knowle, Dorridge or Bentley Heath (KDBH), and care about the future of our villages, then you've come to the right place! ​ This site is dedicated to all things KDBH.

We've a Bumper crop of news for you in our
March Newsletter


28 March 2021

Winter 2020/21 has been really tough - but the good news in that your Forum's spent lockdown forging ahead in both its core and new areas of activity.  Find out what we've been up to in our latest newsletter, with topics covering:

We've also launched an appeal asking for your support through a £10 subscription to help meet the direct costs (all volunteers' time is free) of our activities involving everyone in our large neighbourhood community.  


Read more Here

Donations can be made by debit/credit card and by PayPal using the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website that has a page dedicated to the Forum.  Clicking on the 'Donate' button will take you there.  Thank you so much.


26 March 2021

updates on the council's Draft Local Plan 

We've updated our Local Plan Representations webpage to include:  

1)  Residents' comments from our November 2020 survey on what the Council's Local Plan proposals for KDBH;

2)  Links published by the Council on 19 March 2021 to documents summarising all representations received from their last Local Plan consultation in Nov/Dec 2020. 

4 March 2021

response to council consultation on 'backland development'

Important because this type of development has been a notable feature in KDBH over recent years, in some cases giving rise to neighbour objections and adversely affecting local character.   What is it and why does it matter?

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