Consultation on the Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan for KDBH will run for a period of 6 weeks up to Friday 15 June 2018 before progressing to Independent Examination. See the message below from the Council.
[ This is your formal opportunity to make your views known to the Independent Examiner.]


Draft Knowle Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Plan

KDBH We want to hear your views on the draft neighbourhood plan that has been prepared by the Knowle Dorridge and Bentley Heath (KDBH) Neighbourhood Forum.

The Plan covers the period from 2018 to 2033 and sets out a vision for the future of the neighbourhood area as well as policies on areas such as housing, traffic and transport and employment.

The draft plan and supporting documents can be viewed here or at Knowle Library on Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday 10.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Representations should be submitted to the Council by email to by no later than 5:00pm on Friday 15 June 2018.

Further information about the KDBH Neighbourhood Forum and the Neighbourhood Plan can be found at


2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Knowle Conservation Area, in which the Society played a major part.  It covers most of the High Street and parts of the roads adjoining it.  The establishment has had a great influence in preserving the best of this area and in guiding the developments to protect its character.

The document describing the Area and its ‘rules’ can be found at:-

This leads me to mention the most important local document since then – the Neighbourhood Plan.  This has reached a critical stage where it needs your help and input.  As you will know it is being produced by the Neighbourhood Forum, a body established at Knowle Society’s initiative.  The Plan is now at its final Draft stage and the Forum is extremely keen to get your views on it, to ensure it is as good as it possibly can be.

Consultation on the Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath Draft Neighbourhood Plan ends at midnight on the 12 January 2018.  Make sure your views are known before it’s too late!

The Draft Plan can be viewed online at:-

and reference copies are available at Knowle Library. Printed copies of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan are available to borrow for up to a week from Liz Hulse 07598 641463 or DDRA 01564 772410.

Please look at this and comment, even if only on one or two of the sections.