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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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

Plans for caravan storage facility on greenbelt land in Solihull thrown out

A farmer looking to help keep his business afloat by opening up a caravan storage facility on greenbelt land has had his hopes dashed after Solihull planners refused his application

Plans for over 70 homes in Shirley given thumbs up.

Plans to build over 70 new homes as part of Shirley’s Parkgate scheme have been given the green light by Solihull Council, despite claims the authority should not have made the decision itself

Plans for new care home which would help finance sports club are thrown out.

Vital restoration work to a popular sports club in Knowle could be put on hold after councillors refused to give planning permission for a 60-bed care home to help finance the scheme.

Go-ahead given for over 70 new homes at Shirley Parkgate

Plans to build over 70 new homes as part of Shirley’s Parkgate scheme have been given the green light by Solihull Council, despite claims the authority should not have made the decision itself

Councillor Jim Ryan

Birmingham looks for co-operation from neighbours to house unexpected increase in population

Solihull could be ‘swamped’ with even more homes campaigners fear after Birmingham City Council bosses announced they will need help from neighbouring areas to meet their housing needs

Solihull's hospital trust collects most in parking charges last year

The  Heart of England Foundation Trust raked in the most revenue from parking charges last year, compared to other trusts

We're sending the message 'Shirley's closed for business,' councillor claims over lack of car park

WE’RE sending the message ‘Shirley’s closed for business’, that was the reaction after the firm behind the redevelopment of the town centre deemed a temporary car park unnecessary.

Stop pandering to big business, councillor urges planning dept

COUNCILLORS have been urged to stop ‘pandering’ to big business after a 24-hour HGV car park was approved at Solihull’s Land Rover plant.

Pledge on parking at Solihull Hospital

UNDER-fire hospital bosses have agreed to carry out a ‘wide review’ of their car parking policy after the Solihull News revealed the trust raked in over £1m in the last two years from those visiting the facility.

Solihull Hospital makes £1m from parking charges.

SOLIHULL Hospital has raked in over £1m in the last two years from visitor car parking charges, the Solihull News can reveal.

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‘New city in Meriden Gap’ claim is dismissed by MP

MERIDEN’S MP has rubbished claims that a “new city” will be built slap-bang in the middle of the Meriden Gap.

Solihull planners give casino the go-ahead

PLANS to build a casino and leisure complex at the NEC has been given the final seal of approval by Solihull Council planners.

Health chiefs spend £24m on stand-ins

HOSPITAL managers have been ordered to ‘get a grip’ after it was revealed the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust spent more than £24million on temporary staff last year.


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