NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN THE COMMUNITY VOTES YES

At the voting on 14 March, there was an overwhelming vote in favour of adopting the Plan.  5,056 votes were cast in favour, with just 207 voting against and 8 spoilt papers. Over a third of voters actually cast a vote, which is very high for such an event.
This means that the Plan is now a formal part of the Planning Rules and its Policies will have to be taken into account when assessing planning applications.
It also means that the area will now get 25% of any of the Community Infrastructure Levy money that developers will be paying on future qualifying projects.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM DETAILS

The referendum will be held on Thursday 14 March

In summary, it works just like any Local Council Election.  Anyone 18+ registered to vote in Local Council Elections and residing in the KDBH Area will receive a polling card in mid February.

Don’t forget that you can register for a postal or proxy vote if you’re going to be away from KDBH on 14 March, in exactly the same way as you would for Local Council Elections.

Copies of the Plan can be found at:- https://www.kdbh-np.org/ There are two versions, a PDF one and an ‘e-book’ which you can read electronically in the same way as a normal book.

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THE DATE AND VOTE. It is vital that as many people as possible vote (and in favour!). Every policy in it has been created as a result of local public support.

[NB THIS IS NOT THE SOLIHULL LOCAL PLAN, WHICH IS THE ONE PROPOSING ALL THE EXTRA HOUSES. THE AIM OF THIS PLAN IS: –

To conserve the KDBH Area as a unique place within Solihull Borough, characterised by its community spirit, village character, attractive green spaces, well preserved historic buildings and conservation areas and vibrant local economy.

Created by local people for local people, the Plan defines policies to be used by Solihull Council and developers on how new development should be done in our villages. It will shape development in our Neighbourhood for the next 15 years – however the consequences will be felt by generations to come. More info in a short video at

https://youtu.be/zMf1IPZQVbU. ]

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

THE PLAN IS MOVING AGAIN
After many months when nothing seemed to be happening, things are at last moving again.

The Council have agreed that the Plan is fit to go a REFERENDUM
of All voters in the Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath areas on
MARCH 14, 2019.

You will get voting cards in the usual manner (If you are Registered – if not please do so now).

FIND OUT MORE BY COMING TO THE OPEN MEETING AT ARDEN SCHOOL ON:-
MONDAY 28 JANUARY 2019 (Next Monday) at 7pm


There will also be information about the Council’s plans for yet more houses in the Area.


IT IS  VITAL FOR THE FUTURE OF THE AREA THAT YOU HAVE YOUR SAY, SO COME ALONG AND FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING.

Neighbourhood Forum’s next meeting

The Neighbourhood Forum’s next meeting is at 7.00pm on Monday next, 28 January at Arden Academy Main Hall.  It will be one of the most important Forum meetings of the past 4 years following two recent key SMBC planning meetings which were held over the last week or so regarding the Neighbourhood Plan, details of which will be released at that meeting.

It has also been agreed between the Forum and SMBC that the Referendum on the Plan will be held on 14 March 2019.