RESIDENTS and workers are being called on to give their thoughts about the plans for the Solihull conservation area.
The council is looking to expand the conservation area boundary to include sections of Church Hill Road and Park Road in its new draft appraisal and management plan.
The Solihull Conservation Area was designated in March 1968 under the provisions of the Civic Amenities Act 1967.
This introduced for the first time a requirement that local planning authorities should identify places with special architectural or historic interest and to designate them as conservation areas.
The current conservation area boundary – which was last revised in 1977 – focuses on the historic core of Solihull, comprising of St Alphege Church and churchyard, The Square, High Street, Poplar Road, Brueton Gardens and sections of New Road, Warwick Road and Station Road.
Solihull Council’s cabinet member for Climate Change, Planning and Housing, Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, said: “The draft Appraisal and Management Plan for the Solihull Conservation Area contains some fascinating historical information about the area, tracing the development of Solihull right back to the medieval settlements of Langedone and Ulverlei, which were recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
“It also details the many buildings of architectural and historic within the area.
“I would urge people to read the draft plan and submit comments for inclusion to help us create a plan that continues to protect our town centre and conserve our local heritage.”
To read the draft plan and take part in the consultation, which runs until November 9, click here.
Paper copies of the draft plan are also available in Solihull Connect Centres.