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Councillor Jim Ryan

New Forest of Arden housing plan sparks a barrage of complaints

Solihull Council's planning committee recently gave outline planning permission for developer Catesby Estates Ltd to build 110 homes on land near Kenilworth Road.

Catherine-de-Barnes residents vent anger at plans for giant M42 service station

Residents packed Catherine-de-Barnes village hall to condemn plans for a giant M42 service station earmarked for ancient woodland.

Solihull Council bosses HS2 depot call is slammed

Solihull Council bosses have criticised an MP's call for a new HS2 rail depot to be sited on greenbelt land in Solihull.

Major developments set for green belt land

Two major developments are set to be built on green belt land despite objections from residents.

Catherine De Barnes

Plans for 4,000-plot Muslim cemetery on green belt withdrawn

Plans to build a 4,000 plot Muslim cemetery in a leafy parish on the outskirts of Solihull have been withdrawn.

Shadowbrook Lane

Gypsies given a year to leave camp site

Meriden MP Caroline Spelman has thrown her support behind the council’s decision while Coun Bob Sleigh (Con, Bickenhill) said it was “the first step” towards restoring the land

Care home application for Knowle will mean improvements for Old Sils

“A back door way of building on our greenbelt,” were the words used to describe plans for a 60-bed care home in Knowle

Solihull Council House

Elmdon 'garden grabbing' scheme is thrown out

A ‘garden grabbing’ scheme planned for a residential area in Elmdon has been thrown out by planners - much to the relief of its 150 objectors

Councillor Jim Ryan

Concern that Marston Green is being used as a rat run

Drivers are using Marston Green as a “rat run” to avoid congestion in the A45 corridor, a borough councillor has said

Catherine-de-Barnes Lane

Dogs home set to move to Catherine-de-Barnes

Councillor Jim Ryan raised a titter at a borough council planning meeting last week, where members narrowly voted to allow Birmingham Dogs’ Home to relocate to green belt land in Catherine-de-Barnes

Catherine-de-Barnes Lane

Concerns over dog's home move to Solihull village

Concerns have been raised over ‘controversial’ plans to move Birmingham Dogs’ Home onto treasured greenbelt land in Catherine-de-Barnes.

Solihull Council

New home given green light by planners

Residents have objected to plans to build a four bedroom home behind a property in Warwick Road, Solihull

New homes given the green light despite massive objection

Plans to build two four- bedroom detached houses in place of a bungalow in Solihull have been given the go-ahead, despite a raft of objections from the local community

Homes plan goes ahead despite objections

Plans to build two four bedroom detached houses in place of a bungalow in Solihull have been given the go ahead, despite a raft of objections from the local community

Solihull Council

Solihull Council continues gypsy site provision process

Plans to allocate gypsy and traveller sites in the borough have been given the thumbs up by Solihull councillors

David McGrath chairman of Meriden RAID

Meriden gypsies lose latest planning application battle

Time is running out for gypsies camped in the Meriden greenbelt with a last-ditch planning application, seeking permission for two pitches, thrown out by councillors last week

Ken Meeson

'Keep calm and carry on', says leader of Solihull Council after budget is announced

Solihull Council has suffered an ‘unfair’ reduction in the Government grant this year - one of the largest drops nationally

Solihull Council

Keep calm and carry on - council tax frozen as borough swallows £7 million in cuts

Solihull Council has suffered an ‘unfair’ reduction in the Government grant this year - one of the largest drops nationally

Birmingham Airport

Runway extension discussed at Solihull meeting

Cabinet members at Solihull Council have agreed to monitor the noise impact on residents resulting from the extension to Birmingham Airport’s runway

People of Solihull getting a 'good deal.'

‘Challenging times ahead’ have been predicted for Solihull Council but residents have been assured they are still getting a ‘good deal'

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