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The former Powergen (CEGB) building on the Haclucks Green Road and Stratford Road corner where the trees have been cut down.

Masterplan created for dilapidated eyesore in Shirley

An agreement has finally been reached to create a masterplan for a dilapidated eyesore in Shirley, which has been vacant for almost twenty years.

Social housing in the borough

Plans to axe 8,000 from housing list

Solihull Council are planning to remove the bottom 8,000 from the social housing list

Solihull Council House

New nursery planned for Dorridge given green light.

A delighted husband and wife team have been given permission to turn a disused building in Dorridge into a nursery - despite planning chiefs recommending the scheme be thrown out

Councillor Ken Meeson

Solihull Council leader reshuffles his cabinet

Leader of Solihull Council, Ken Meeson, has reshuffled his cabinet at the start of the new municipal year

Solihull one of the mostsuccessful boroughs for business start-up support

SOLIHULL, already rated as a top three UK Town for ‘Enterprise’ by the latest Santander index, is one of the most successful in helping businesses to operate for the first two years.

Solihull's hot for business

SOLIHULL has been rated as the third best UK Town for ‘Enterprise’ according to the Santander index and is the highest rated area outside the South of England.

Band together for better energy rates, locals urged

RESIDENTS are being urged to band together and use ‘people power’ to demand better energy rates.

Smith's Wood Primary gets glass dome as part of regeneration works

Primary pupils in Smith’s Wood have received a unique outdoor classroom as part of the brand new village centre at North Arran Way

Residents raise HS2 concerns at Hampton-in-Arden meeting

RESIDENTS on the front-line of the high speed rail development still have no clue about what compensation they’re entitled to.

Solihull council gives more help to busssing businesses

SOLIHULL Council is busy promoting business through its Solihull, Enterprise for Success scheme.

Solihull Council's working party meet to discuss controversial HS2 plans

HS2 bosses have agreed to look at creating designs for an underground tunnel following a desperate plea from residents to mitigate the impact of the controversial scheme

Solihull Council's HS2 working party criticised

A working party set up by Solihull Council to reduce the impact of high-speed rail on the borough has been labelled ‘inefficient’ and ‘time consuming’

Greater say on local planning comes at a cost

SOLIHULL council tax payers in Solihull could be left to foot a bill for tens of thousands of pounds as local communities are given the opportunity create their own Neighbourhood Plans.

Locals respond to Solihull housing document

Solihull Council has been inundated with hundreds of objections from residents responding to a controversial document earmarking sites for major development over the next 15 years

Building underway on North Arran Way

WORK has begun on creating the new multi-million pound village centre in North Solihull.

London 2012 starter Alan Bell gets Arden School in Knowle into the Olmpic 2012 spirit

A VERY special guest got pupils at an Arden School sports day off to a cracking start.

Residents stage revolt against development plans.

Furious residents across Solihull are rebelling over plans to site thousands of homes in their communities.

Battle looms over borough plan for 4,000 new homes

A REVOLT over Solihull Council’s plans to build around 4,000 new homes in the borough continues to spread.

Row brews over plans to build 4,000 new homes in Solihull

A REVOLT over Solihull Council’s plans to build around 4000 new homes in the borough continues to spread.

Shaping the borough’s future: Focus is on affordable housing

“WE need a local plan and we need to get going” - that’s the message from Solihull Council as the borough’s controversial local development framework is finalised in readiness for consultation.


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