Residents will be aware that there are currently two separate proposals to construct a Motorway Service Area (MSA) on the M42 either at Catherine-de-Barnes (located within the Parish boundary) or at Junction 4 near Shirley.

The Parish Council has objected to the proposed MSA from the outset (over two years ago) and has been working hard to convey our concerns to Solihull MBC. As part of this, a petition of over 700 signatures against the scheme has been submitted to the House of Commons.

The two rival schemes have caused a stir in the local area, with local newspapers picking up the story: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/…/hundreds-more-residents-…

Solihull MBC have decided to consider both schemes simultaneously and a special session of the Planning Committee has been scheduled for 27th March at 6pm. Members of the public are permitted to attend. Should you wish to be present at the meeting, the details of the time and location can be found here: http://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/mgIn…/ieListDocuments.aspx…