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£41m for the WMCA

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has received a £41m payment as part of their housing deal agreed last year. The WMCA said that the funding will help prepare hundreds of acres of brownfield land for new homes. It will be used first to deliver the Cable Street/Steelhouse Lane development in Wolverhampton, with sites in Walsall, Willenhall, Coseley and Solihull to follow. The money follows the 2018 Spring Statement, where the Government announced a £350m housing deal with the WMCA, including £100m of grant for land remediation, in exchange for a promise of 215,000 new homes over 12 years. The WMCA claims to have overseen a 30% increase in housebuilding across the region, with 14,268

Onward and Upward!

We have been successful in obtaining planning permission, on appeal, for the conversion of the main part of an existing bungalow into a two-storey house and the construction of a new 2 storey garage, at a site on the edge of the village of Church Lench, in Worcestershire. Existing bungalow Approved extensions The proposal had been submitted previously by the client’s architect, but the planning officers at Wychavon District Council had resisted the original proposal on the grounds that it did not comply with their policies, including the Council’s ‘Design Guide’. Tyler Parkes were instructed to assist, and having reviewed the proposal and policies, did not agree with this view. Following a m

Another Planning Permission for Alderbrook School

Tyler Parkes has assisted Alderbrook School in another project to provide modular classroom accommodation and has successfully secured planning permission. We worked in close liaison with the school and Solihull Council Officers. This resulted in permission being granted in a timely manner to allow work on the new classrooms to be commenced at the earliest opportunity. The proposal will see the removal of three derelict portable building and replacement with a modern structure providing a good quality usable space for the School.

Policy Updates: Solihull Borough

PROGRESS ON SOLIHULL LOCAL PLAN REVIEW A summary of the representations received in response to the Draft Local Plan Supplementary Consultation, undertaken between January and March 2019, was reported to the Cabinet Members on 18 July 2019. Unfortunately, this summary does not include a response from the Council to the representation comments. The representations will be taken into account when the next version of the Draft Local Plan is produced. The next version of the Local Plan Review will be the ‘final’ submission version of the plan which will be published for a minimum six weeks consultation period. Unfortunately, the Council have not, as yet, agreed a revised timetable for publicatio

Stratford-on-Avon Publish Final Version of Site Allocations Plan

On Thursday 8 August 2019, Stratford on Avon District Council published the ‘final’ version of the Site Allocations Plan (SAP) for public consultation. Any comments on the document will need to be with the council by 20th September 2019. This is the final stage in the SAP and it will be submitted with all representations, to the Secretary of State for independent examination in due course. Only those who make representations to this consultation will be able to respond the Inspector’s Issues, Matters and Questions and/or appear at the Examination Hearings. If you feel you may be affected by this, please get in touch to discuss Tyler Parkes reviewing the document on your behalf.

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