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Kingshurst Village Centre Regeneration Planning Brief

Ends Monday 18 March 2019

The proposals for Kingshurst Village Centre are a once in a generation opportunity to create a high quality, community focussed centre at the heart of the Kingshurst neighbourhood.

To respond to the consultation and view the planning brief document visit our Kingshurst Village Centre Regeneration page.

Proposal to extend the lower age range of Ulverley School

Ends Wednesday 6 March 2019

Solihull Council on behalf of the governing body of Ulverley School is proposing to lower the age range of the school to include 2 year olds.

The proposed change will come into effect on 31 March 2019.

In March 2018, the Governors of Ulverley Primary School resolved to become an academy as part of the Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust.

As part of the academy conversion process the Governing Body will need to formalise their Early Years Provision by extending the age range of the school from 3 to 11 years to 2 to 11 years.

This proposal seeks to make a technical change only, and makes no change to the provision already offered by the school. As the school is currently a community school only the Council can publish proposals to make this change.

Read the proposal document for Ulverley School.

We are keen to receive your views on this proposal. If you wish to object or comment on the proposal for Ulverley School you can do so by writing to the School Place Planning Team, Children’s Services and Skills, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB or by emailing

The date by which objections or comments must be received by is Wednesday 06 March 2019.

Background Reports

Cabinet member report of 29 January 2019, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Skills

Public Statutory Notice

Draft Local Plan Supplementary Consultation

Ends Friday 15 March 2019

Consultation on a supplementary update to the Draft Local Plan commenced at the end of January 2019 and will be open for the submission of comments until Friday 15 March 2019.

Please visit the full Local Plan Review webpage for further details about the consultation and associated background documents.

Arrangements are being made for a number of drop in sessions around the Borough where Council officers will be available to help with any queries about the consultation:

  • Friday 1 February 2019 (11.00am to 3.00pm) - The Core library
  • Saturday 2 February 2019 (11.00am to 3.00pm) - Chelmsley Wood library
  • Saturday 9 February 2019 (11.00am to 4.00pm) - Dickens Heath library (please note the library is closed between 1.00pm and 2.00pm)
  • Saturday 16 February 2019 (11.00am to 3.00pm) - Balsall Common library
  • Saturday 23 February 2019 (11.00am to 2.30pm) - Knowle library
  • Tuesday 26 February 2019 (4.00pm to 7.00pm) - Shirley Town Centre (Asda, Parkgate)

Responses should be made by Friday 15 March 2019

Proposal to seek permission from the Secretary of State for Education to close Auckland Education Centre

Ends Friday 1 March 2019

We are seeking your views on a proposal to seek permission from the Secretary of State for Education to close Auckland Education Centre from 31 August 2019.

On 18 December 2018, the Cabinet Member for Children, Education & Skills approved consultation with parents, carers and the wider education community on this proposal to seek permission to close Auckland Education Centre. The consultation will run from Monday 14 January 2019 to Friday 1 March 2019 and you can view the consultation document here. 

We are keen to hear your views on this proposal. You can make your views known by completing our online response form.

If you have any questions or require any further information you can email or telephone 0121 704 6702.

Draft Extra Care Housing Strategy

Ends Wednesday 23 January 2019

Solihull has a priority to enable people to remain living in their own homes for as long as possible and to support a reduction in the need for care and support packages. To help meet these aims, the Council has refreshed its Extra Care Housing Strategy which sets out the overarching vision for extra care housing for older people in Solihull for the next 5-10 years. This takes into account local demographic and social changes, existing and new developments, and best practice from across the country.

People are invited to share their views on the draft strategy prior to it being approved by Cabinet on 7 February 2019. A background paper that has helped inform the draft Strategy is available here.

Email any comments to by Wednesday 23 January 2019.


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