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Solihull Council Draft Local Plan;
community projects results

28 October 2020

News today is that the Council will officially be starting the final 6 week public consultation on their 'Local Plan' on 30 October.  This Plan sets out the Council's planning policies and sites allocated for new development across the Borough through to 2036.  It includes two sites in Knowle for c. 800 new homes, a new primary and replacement secondary school building.   We will, of course, keep you posted - please keep watching this space.

29 October 2020

The Forum is aware of recent posts on the Skogen website.  Read more Here


23 October 2020

Stop press:  The results of your votes on new community projects are in!  Read all about it in our response to the Council Here  You can read the bids Here


October 20, 2020

Planning Application Response - Wyndley Garden Centre, Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0DX

We have just submitted our response to this Planning Application ref. PL/2020/01993/PPFL.  Due to current workload, we have unfortunately been unable in this case to notify residents via a newsletter, our aim being wherever possible to do so in good time to enable residents to also submit their own responses.

Should you wish to respond to the Council, the deadline is tomorrow 22 October 2020, by email to for the attention of Becky Matravers. 

October 07, 2020

Motorway Service Station at Jnct 4 of M42 (off Gate Lane, Dorridge)

Applegreen has submitted a further, updated planning application to develop a Motorway Service Station at Junction 4 of the M42 motorway.

August 27, 2020

Prior Notification PL/2020/01693/PN (EE Mast)

Location: Road Vergeside Land, Widney Manor Road

Installation of a 20 metre telecommunications Phase 8 monopole with wrap around cabin built round the base and 4 no. ground based equipment cabinets and ancillary development thereto

Full Planning Application here

July 19, 2020

​Prior Notification PL/2020/01408/PN (Vodafone Mast)

Location: Land off Conker Lane, off Manor Road, Dorridge, B93 8SN.

Installation of an 18 metre lattice mast (Total Height 21 metres) with 6 No. antennas and 1 No. 600mm dish and 1 No. 300mm dish, 3 No. equipment cabinets and 1 No. meter cabinet enclosed in a secure compound measuring 5.2m x 8m

Full Planning Application here

July 12, 2020

New Planning Application Response - 1806 Warwick Road, Knowle (Lansdowne House)

KDBH Forum response to Prior Notification Application Number PL/2020/01360/PN

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