Jun 24 2010 Eliot Mullett
PLANS to build over 3,000 new homes in the borough will be discussed at the council’s Cabinet meeting tonight (Thursday).
As part of the Solihull Core Strategy - a council plan that looks at improving Solihull up to 2026 - councillors will tonight decide whether to agree to the plans or not.
The borough had originally been told by the Government to build 10,000 homes, yet although this agreement has now been scrapped, the council still wants to see at least that many homes built by 2026.
Areas earmarked for ‘new housing allocations’ include:
* In north Solihull: Land off Winchester Drive, 60; Cole Valley sites, 700.
* In ‘urban areas’: Solihull town centre, 1075 (with another 500 optional); Powergen site, Shirley, 100; Chelmsley Road, Marston Green, 150; Moat House Farm/ Elmdon Road, Marston Green, 120; Aqueduct Road, Solihull Lodge, 250.
* In ‘rural areas’: Braggs Farm, Dickens Heath, 100; Griffin Lane, Dickens Heath, 50; Riddings Hill, Balsall Common, 40; Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, 150; Middlefield, Knowle, 90; Hampton Lane, Knowle, 100.
Other items up for discussion include the Knowle Relief Road, Gypsy and traveller sites, the expansion of Touchwood and the regeneration of a number of other areas.