THE borough’s MPs have played down claims that changes to planning law will threaten the borough’s green spaces.
Last week, the Government announced legislation which would see a radical overhaul of current regulations.
There are already concerns that the changes will put growth and commercial interests ahead of conservation.
But Solihull MP Lorely Burt said: “My understanding of the Localism Bill is that it will give local people more power to object
“With nationwide schemes like HS2, it’s likely that the business case will be a major consideration.
“But I don’t think that will be the case for developments at local level.”
And Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, MP for Meriden, also argued that people would get their say.
“ We will give local communities the power to protect green spaces that mean so much to them,” she said.