Submitted by Editor on 17 February 2017 – 8:42pm
In response to the consultation by Solihull MBC on its Draft Local Plan Proposals, The Knowle Society has today (17 Feb 2017) made its views known to the Council through the attached document. As with such consultations, response times are quite constrained; however the subject has immense implications for Knowle and a response from the Society is both imperative and expected.
KS – 2017 Consultation Response to draft Local Plan Proposals – 17022017
KDBH Neighbourhood Forum response to Solihull Draft Local Plan – Final
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.
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
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