Don't stop us building new homes in sustainable locations - PLEASE!

Don't stop us building new homes in sustainable locations - PLEASE!

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Dean Chu started this petition to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear reader,

Solihull Council are in consultation to adopt a policy to restrict / prevent ‘back land’ new homes development in sustainable locations within the borough.

In this email I present our argument against adoption of this policy and urge you to sign the petition to support our argument.

Local new homes developers provide quality, sustainable new homes and much needed housing to the borough. Sustainable? Yes, our new homes already have access to schools, doctors, hospitals, fitness centres, shopping facilities... the list goes on.

If the council are allowed to let this policy get adopted, then it doesn’t only affect us developers. What about our suppliers too? The local tradesman we employ, the lawyers and consultants such as ecologists, topographical surveyors, architects, sustainable energy specialists, arborists, development surveyors, insurers, valuation advisors, estate agents. The list is endless, and that is before we consider the buyers of the homes we build who are going to miss out on a beautiful new house in sustainable locations without having to be part of a huge housing estate, carved out of the green belt. How about local businesses that will benefit from the extra custom? I think you get my point! 

Another point worthwhile knowing is that people are changing the way they live and how they use their private amenity space. In many cases they no longer require or desire large/long high maintenance rear gardens. Backland development therefore offers the the opportunity to create much needed new homes, on land that is otherwise no longer wanted and surplus to requirements. Provided that any new development follows adopted policy in terms of design standards then then why should this form of development be considered unacceptable? 

Local developers follow the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This framework defines what is acceptable in back land development and what isn't. Without this framework in place, development would be in chaos. What is wrong with us continuing to follow the National Planning Policy Framework? Why do Solihull have to be different to the rest of the country’s planning laws and rules? Why?

Please sign this petition and let’s prevent our fantastic green belt areas being obliterated when so much greenfield and brownfield development can be undertaken in sustainable locations.

URGENT: CONSULTATION ENDS ON THE 19TH MARCH 2021. PLEASE SIGN NOW.

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