Additional Planning Policy Documents

In addition to the Solihull Local Plan, which was adopted in December 2013, the Council has prepared documents to further support the planning process.

Draft Residential Backland Development SPD Consultation

The Council is consulting on a new draft residential backland development SPD. Residential backland developments have a role to play in delivering housing targets for the Borough. However, they also have the potential of creating significant adverse impacts in the communities where they are located.

The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is intended to explain how backland and related infill developments can be designed to protect and enhance existing residential areas.

The consultation will run for 6 weeks from Friday 5 February 2021 until 5.00pm on Friday 19 March 2021.

If you would to make a comment, we would encourage you to use our simple representation form and return your completed form to

You can also post your form back to:

Policy and Delivery
Planning Design and Engagement Services
Solihull MBC
Council House
Manor Square
B91 3QB

Supplementary Planning Documents & Guidance

The role of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and Guidance (SPGs) is to provide additional detail and guidance to Local Plan policies. They help applicants make a successful planning application and support Development Management in the decision-making process. Although these documents are non-statutory, they are subject to consultation and are a material consideration when making planning decisions. The following SPDs and SPGs have been adopted:

The Council consulted on a Draft Hot Food Takeaways SPD from 6 October until 17 November 2014. Following consideration of the responses, the Council has decided to review the impact of fast food outlets as part of the Local Plan Review.

The Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement sets out the Council’s approach to consultation on planning matters. It aims to facilitate community and stakeholder involvement from planning applications to preparation of planning policies.

The Council consulted on an updated Draft Statement of Community Involvement from 2 August to 27 September 2019. The consultation responses were collated and reported to the Climate Change, Planning and Housing Cabinet session on 22 January 2020.

Authority Monitoring Report (AMR)

The Authority Monitoring Report enables the Council to assess the extent to which its planning policies are achieving their objectives. The AMR for 2019/20 (which includes data and information from 2014) can be viewed here.

The last monitoring report for the UDP (2006) was published in December 2013 and this can be viewed here.

Local Development Scheme

The Council’s most recent LDS (February 2021) can be found here.

Previous versions of the LDS are available as follows: