If you live or work in Solihull town centre and are interested in its conservation, Solihull Council invites you to have your say on a new draft appraisal and management plan for the Solihull conservation area.
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. Revisions to the conservation area boundary proposed in the consultation would add sections of Church Hill Road and Park Road.
Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Planning and Housing, Cllr 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 9 November, please visit - https://www.solihull.gov.uk/consultations
Paper copies of the draft plan are also available in Solihull Connect Centres.
Other information about Solihull town centre’s history can be found in the Solihull Town Centre heritage trail which can be downloaded at https://www.solihull.gov.uk/About-Solihull/Events