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Action group formed to fight Solihull housing plans

An action group has been formed by Solihull Lodge residents after over 50 people attended a public meeting to discuss plans to build 200 homes in their area

An action group has been formed by Solihull Lodge residents after over 50 people attended a public meeting to discuss plans to build 200 homes in their area.

A meeting was held last week at the Christchurch Centre in Yardley Wood for members of the community to have their say on Persimmon and Miller Homes’ plans to build the new housing development on land in Aqueduct Road.

Residents have raised grave concerns over the proposals, which have now been officially submitted to Solihull Council. The area already suffers serious problems with flooding and traffic congestion.

Local man Paul Chambers, who organised the meeting, said: “I was very pleased with the amount of people who joined the meeting and we have been able to form an action group to fight against the plans.

“Residents from as far as Nethercote Gardens and Cole Bank Road attended because they are concerned about the impact the development will have on them.”

Solihull MP Lorely Burt said: “The flooding issue doesn’t entirely rule out a development, but it does mean that some real concerns have to be addressed.”

 

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