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Solihull Council shaves £33m off budget

Solihull council bosses have agreed to make £33 million worth of 'savings' over the next three years.

Plans for historic Meriden Hall are blocked by council

Solihull Councillors have refused to accept plans to attach a modern glass building on to Grade II listed Meriden Hall.

Phil Webb, chairman of Gospal Lane Allotments in Olton

Vandals spark calls for action after 23 attacks on allotments

Plot holders are demanding action after Gospel Lane allotments in Olton has been targeted by vandals more than 20 times in the last two months.

Blythe Ward residents are 'appalled' as 400 homes get the green light

400 new homes have been approved in Blythe Ward following a successful legal challenge to Solihull's Local Development Plan.

Solihull Magistrates Court

Council stands firm on court changes

Solihull Council has condemned a "hurried" consultation on plans to move court cases to Birmingham

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

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

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

Solihull Council

Concerns raised over parking following plans for new school in north of the borough

Conditional approval has been given for plans to build a new state-of-the-art school for over 500 pupils in the north of the borough

Tributes to Marc Walton

Grieving partner of local man who died on an Olton Road campaigns for better safety

The grieving partner of an Acocks Green man, who lost his life in a Brook Lane smash, is campaigning to improve road safety

Planning approval for office blocks in Streetsbrook Road refused

COUNCILLORS have thrown out plans to change two homes on a busy borough road into office blocks, arguing the street should remain a residential area.

Council 'held up to ridicule' by mast application

A COUNCILLOR has claimed Solihull’s planning department has been “held up to ridicule” after a telecoms mast, erected under emergency powers, was granted planning permission.

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

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

Warning that changes to planning rules risk feuds between neighbours in Solihull

PLANS to make it easier for people to extend their homes risk fuelling feuds between neighbours, Solihull Council has warned.

Green light for Waitrose in Knowle

THE Waitrose supermarket application which has divided Knowle was finally given the go ahead by borough councillors on Wednesday evening.

Solihull Council presents united front on controversial planning reforms

PLANS to relax planning laws would ride roughshod over local democracy and leave residents with little chance to object, councillors agreed this week.

Development granted at local eyesore after residents' support

A SITE left to go to wrack and ruin in the heart of Balsall Common is to be redeveloped.

Osteopaths approved against objections

Planners have approved an application to turn a garage into an osteopath surgery despite a petition from 61 residents


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