Solihull Council proposals for 750 houses in the Arden Triangle and 300 houses off Hampton Rd

The Neighbourhood Forum has been very busy in the past year analysing the community’s views on potential locations for any additional housing that we are required to find room for in Knowle. Last week the Council unexpectedly released their plans, which are completely at odds with the emerging local views.

The number of houses proposed is far higher than expected and the sizes of the developments do not fit with the sizes of developments suggested by the community.

The Forum is holding a meeting at Arden Academy at 7pm on Wednesday Dec 7th.

KDBH ‘Developer Showcase’

Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Forum is putting on a unique event of particular interest to Knowle Society members; this is a ‘Developer Showcase’ on Saturday, 16 July at Arden Academy, 10:00-14:00.

At the request of residents attending other recent events, the Forum has arranged this event so that anyone in our community has an early opportunity to gain a better understanding of what land has been put forward for potential development as part of SMBC’s ‘Call of Sites’ last January.

Developer Day Member Comms

Developer Showcase Poster A3

 

Residents’ Survey for Neighbourhood Forum

Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Forum was set up in response to an initiative taken by, amongst others, this Society. The Forum is now making its first foray into gaining opinions from the community and resident are urged to respond to that survey. It appears that Knowle residents have responded well so far with 56% of the 400 replies having come from this community.

Every household should have been delivered a copy of the survey and is encouraged to return it completed or complete it online by 10th June. More details are in the attachments here.

Survey Leaflet Final 160516

Survey Poster A3 Blck on Yell Final

Public Meeting on SMBC’s Local Plan Review consultation

 

 

The Knowle, Dorridge & Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Forum is holding an extraordinary meeting on 13th January at 7pm at Arden School, dedicated to discussion of the new housing development options outlined in Solihull Council’s recent Local Plan Review consultation document.

Given that a number of these options could directly affect our Neighbourhood, please do take this opportunity to learn more about what they could mean and to make your views known as part of the Forum’s response to SMBC. Please also spread the word to friends and neighbours.

A link to the agenda is attached below. It would really help if you could confirm your attendance by clicking on info@kdbh-np.org, just putting ‘Yes’ in the subject line and sending.

KDBH Agenda 13 Jan 2016