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JOHN Rogers of Solihull Ratepayers may find the possible loss of Solihull's Green Belt a cause for some amusement but from his letter (Solihull News) I can only assume he has been in hibernation since John Prescott floated off the parliamentary scene.

JOHN Rogers of Solihull Ratepayers may find the possible loss of Solihull's Green Belt a cause for some amusement but from his letter (Solihull News) I can only assume he has been in hibernation since John Prescott floated off the parliamentary scene.

Presumably he missed the news that following much hard work and negotiation the West Midland authorities agreed a plan that would meet housing targets by a fair distribution across the region and the use of redevelopment land.

Solihull's proportion was reasonably modest and would have been mainly accommodated by identified sites, including the North Solihull Regeneration programme.

It was Prescott's successor Baroness Andrews that decided the West Midlands could absorb even more houses and appointed the consultants who a few weeks ago released a report that included proposals to concrete over large tracts of Solihull's countryside with some 20,500 new houses.

So wake up John. The world has moved on and if you are really concerned then join the all-party campaign to oppose these latest proposals.

Ken Meeson, Leader of Council.

 

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