Solihull Local Plan Review

Regulation 19 representation period

The Regulation 19 representation period for the Solihull Local Plan: Draft Submission Version has now closed; we would like to thank everyone who has responded. Representations will now be collated and analysed and further updates will appear on this page in due course.

We are now publishing the latest version of the Solihull Local Plan. This stage is known as the Regulation 19 version of the plan, which is the final chance to make representations before the plan is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination.

The consultation will run from 30 October 2020 to 14 December 2020.

At this stage the plan is known as the Draft Submission Version. It takes account of the earlier consultations that took place between 2015 and 2019 and is also based on updated evidence. We have also produced a number of Concept Masterplans which show our aspirations for the allocated sites.

Solihull’s Local Plan will guide the development of the borough for the next decade, and beyond. It is the basis for future planning decisions as it creates a ‘blueprint’ for when and where major developments can take place, and where it shouldn’t.

The representations received will be the focus of the independent examination, which is the next stage in the process, and is expected to take place next year. This Examination in Public (EiP) will be overseen by a nominated Inspector appointed on behalf of the Secretary of State, and he or she will be provided with all of the representations made at this stage. The EiP will be the final scrutiny before the plan can be adopted.

How to Take Part

Make a Representation

In order to help to assist with making your comments, we recommend reviewing the following key documents:

To ensure we (and the examiner) know exactly which part of the plan you wish to make representation on, we recommend using our online portal.

Make a representation

If you prefer to use our written form, please return it via email to or by post to:

LPR Consultation Policy and Delivery
Solihull MBC
B91 3QB

Please note if you wish to comment using the form and wish to make comments on multiple sections polices of the document, you will need to complete a separate sheet for each different policy or site. To help with this you can use the multiple submission form.


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