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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.

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Latest Updates: Council Local Plan

19 July 2022

We had a fantastic level of community involvement from our June Newsletter about the Solihull Local Plan and really appreciate your responses that resulted in what one councillor called a 'tsunami' of emails. Here's the latest update on developments: 

27 July 2022

What with proposals to redevelop Knowle Precinct, introduce 20mph limits, close Gate Lane and allocate two sites around Knowle for around 800 houses, questions around parking, public transport, cycling and walking around the KDBH Area, and Knowle centre in particular, are high on the local agenda.

With this in mind the Forum is posting four documents which you may find of interest:

  • The Knowle Transport Study - published by Solihull Council as part of its Local Plan ‘evidence base’ in support of the proposed housing site allocations at Hampton Road and the ‘Arden Triangle’. In addition to looking at the transport and traffic impacts of the additional housing, it also briefly considers options for a one-way system. 

  • Solihull Parking Study - covering Balsall Common, Dickens Heath and Knowle. Another Local Plan evidence base document.  We have created this extract focusing on Knowle.

The Forum is urging the Council to involve local businesses and residents’ groups in devising a comprehensive Knowle ‘Masterplan’ approach to local parking, public transport, cycling and traffic management issues around the centre, rather than a series of apparently piecemeal measures. 

If you have any comments, or have a particular expertise in these matters, please do get in touch with us initially via our email address kdbhforum@gmail.com and we will get back to you. We would love to hear from you.