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Pre -Submission Consultation

Consultation and Publicity

Balsall Parish Council (the Qualifying Body) has prepared a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan which has recently completed consultation with the community, residents and organisations for comment.

The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications within the neighbourhood area.

Consultation responses

60 representations have been made containing comments in over 320 areas.

Every response received is being considered and potentially used to modify the Draft Plan before it is formally submitted to the Local Planning Authority, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

A summary of all responses and the modifications made will be made public and published on this website.  This will from part of  a Consultation Statement that will be submitted with the submission version (Regulation 16) and other statutory documents to SMBC.

Draft Plan and Evidence

This draft has been generated from the responses the Parish Council received in its parish wide and targeted surveys, research, independent assessments as well as face to face consultations with Balsall residents and group representatives.

Progress to date

A Neighbourhood Development Plan Committee was created 14 December 2016 for project management and decision making purposes and will lead the preparation of and ensure successful delivery of the Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Terms of Reference can be seen here.

Committee members are Councillors Helen Dean (Chair), Mark Tattum, Will Heard and Christina O’Sullivan.

The Committee has met quarterly in public and the agendas and minutes can be seen on the Archive page of the website.

Solihull Council on the 18 July 2017 approved the designation of Balsall Parish as a Neighbourhood Area for the creation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan, a necessary step in the formal process.

The diagram below indicates how far along the process the Plan is and the stages to come.

Any Questions?


Telephone: 01676 535679

Post: Balsall Parish Council, 287/289 Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common CV7 7EL