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Question 32 - Site 7 - Kingshurst Village Centre

Representation ID: 7345

Received: 10/03/2019

Respondent: Councillor M Wilson

Representation Summary:

I want to add to my earlier representation one or two more observations.Re Church Close/Colling Walk - there's now a possibility that all of the Colling Walk and Church Close houses except numbers 1 to 6 Church Close, will be demolished. Now though, I understand the developers may want to put the shops' service area backing to what is the school's service area. I'd not support this part of the development as these are perfectly good houses and what will happen to owners/tenants?.

Social housing needs to be maximised, plus an SMBC owned space for VCS group use.

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I want to add to my earlier representation one or two more observations.Re Church Close/Colling Walk - there's now a possibility that all of the Colling Walk and Church Close houses except numbers 1 to 6 Church Close, will be demolished. Now though, I understand the developers may want to put the shops' service area backing to what is the school's service area. I'd not support this part of the development as these are perfectly good houses and what will happen to owners/tenants?.

Social housing needs to be maximised, plus an SMBC owned space for VCS group use.

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Question 33 - Site 15 - Jenson House/Auckland Drive

Representation ID: 8442

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: Councillor M Wilson

Representation Summary:

Postcript to previous objections/comments: Via the Government's Free School Initiative, Solihull's bid was successful and the new Free School will be incorporated onto the former Bosworth Primary School site (this news was circulated on 11 March 2019). At present, it is unclear what will be refurbished or rebuilt, but the School will be on the Summerfield site (within Site 15). The adjacent school field was always kept with the proviso it would be used for Educational Facilities. In addition to the Sporting and Community elements, noted elsewhere, this site should not be considered for housing, but much needed Education/community/leisure.

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Postcript to previous objections/comments: Via the Government's Free School Initiative, Solihull's bid was successful and the new Free School will be incorporated onto the former Bosworth Primary School site (this news was circulated on 11 March 2019). At present, it is unclear what will be refurbished or rebuilt, but the School will be on the Summerfield site (within Site 15). The adjacent school field was always kept with the proviso it would be used for Educational Facilities. In addition to the Sporting and Community elements, noted elsewhere, this site should not be considered for housing, but much needed Education/community/leisure.

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Question 22 - Infrastructure Requirements at Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Health

Representation ID: 8443

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: Councillor M Wilson

Representation Summary:

Whilst I do understand the infrastructure requirements for Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath, I do also note the absence of any plans to provide social housing in this area. There are less than 10,000 social housing units in the Borough, most are in the 4 of the Northern Wards (3 being the Regen wars), Shirley and Elmdon. For inclusive growth and community cohesion across the Borough, it must be considered to spread the social housing stock across the whole of Solihull.

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Whilst I do understand the infrastructure requirements for Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath, I do also note the absence of any plans to provide social housing in this area. There are less than 10,000 social housing units in the Borough, most are in the 4 of the Northern Wards (3 being the Regen wars), Shirley and Elmdon. For inclusive growth and community cohesion across the Borough, it must be considered to spread the social housing stock across the whole of Solihull.

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Question 24 - Site 9 - Land South of Knowle

Representation ID: 8445

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Councillor M Wilson

Representation Summary:

Objection to the relocation of Arden School. I think it should stay in it's present position on the site. Some of the buildings are less than 10 years old and there was extensive redevelopment of the site prior to it becoming an Academy. There was a huge amount of public investment when it was an LEA School and it would be most inefficient to demolish perfectly good Educational Buildings. I am concerned it would be, in effect, a Private enterprise profiting from the investment of the public purse. Notwithstanding this significant issue, relocation will course upheaval to the students' education.

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Objection to the relocation of Arden School. I think it should stay in it's present position on the site. Some of the buildings are less than 10 years old and there was extensive redevelopment of the site prior to it becoming an Academy. There was a huge amount of public investment when it was an LEA School and it would be most inefficient to demolish perfectly good Educational Buildings. I am concerned it would be, in effect, a Private enterprise profiting from the investment of the public purse. Notwithstanding this significant issue, relocation will course upheaval to the students' education.

Comment

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Local Housing Need

Representation ID: 8450

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Councillor M Wilson

Representation Summary:

The standard methodology has landed us with a housing crisis. Too many expensive houses which are unaffordable (e.g. £200,000 houses in new development at Arran Way, Smith's Wood), plus a proliferation of social housing in certain Wards. Social and Co-operative housing needs to be the priority - people and communities must prevail over private profit. In addition, affordable private housing ( market prices of below £90,000) should also be sought. This will be difficult, but that is the job of the Plan to alleviate the issues we are facing. We cannot go on as normal; 'normal' is failing our residents.

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The standard methodology has landed us with a housing crisis. Too many expensive houses which are unaffordable (e.g. £200,000 houses in new development at Arran Way, Smith's Wood), plus a proliferation of social housing in certain Wards. Social and Co-operative housing needs to be the priority - people and communities must prevail over private profit. In addition, affordable private housing ( market prices of below £90,000) should also be sought. This will be difficult, but that is the job of the Plan to alleviate the issues we are facing. We cannot go on as normal; 'normal' is failing our residents.

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Question 41 - Affordable Housing calculation

Representation ID: 9144

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Councillor M Wilson

Representation Summary:

Habitable meterage.

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Habitable meterage.

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Question 34 - Washed Over Green Belt Settlements for Potential Removal

Representation ID: 9147

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Councillor M Wilson

Representation Summary:

I find that this question will prove quite confusing and should be scaffolded so the average resident could understand the terminology. The terms need to be explained clearly. Maybe these be mapped alongside questions, to make it more clear what is required in the answer.

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I find that this question will prove quite confusing and should be scaffolded so the average resident could understand the terminology. The terms need to be explained clearly. Maybe these be mapped alongside questions, to make it more clear what is required in the answer.

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Question 35 - Washed Over Green Belt Settlements to be retained

Representation ID: 9148

Received: 15/03/2019

Respondent: Councillor M Wilson

Representation Summary:

I'm not sure a resident would understand this question. I'm struggling. Please explain.

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I'm not sure a resident would understand this question. I'm struggling. Please explain.

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