Residents are urged to have their say on Solihull Local Plan - The Solihull Observer

Residents are urged to have their say on Solihull Local Plan

Solihull Editorial 6th Nov, 2020   0

RESIDENTS and businesses are being asked to make final representations on Solihull’s Draft Submission Plan during a formal six-week period before it is submitted for independent examination.

The grounds for making a representation relate to the Plan’s soundness and legal compliance.

The Plan will guide the development of the borough for the next decade and beyond.

It will be the basis for future planning decisions as it creates a ‘blueprint’ for when and where major developments can take place, and where they shouldn’t take place.

Interested parties should make their representations via the Local Plan Review page of the Council website at

The representations received as part of this consultation will be included in the final Plan submitted for the ‘Examination in Public’ (EiP), which is the final scrutiny before a plan can be adopted.

The EiP will be overseen by a nominated Inspector appointed on behalf of the Secretary of State.

Once the examination concludes if the Plan is found to be sound and legally compliant, the Council will then be allowed to adopt it , or the Inspector may suggest that the Plan is modified.

The representation period will close on Monday 14 December.

People will be able to discuss the plan with Council officers at a number of virtual sessions which will take place in the coming weeks.

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