Work in Silhill is now completed.
Route C runs from Solihull Town Centre to Damson Parkway. We are now completing the widening of the pathway along Damson Parkway between JLR Gate 1 and Lugtrout Lane.
Pathway improvements between Union Road and Cornyx Lane are now finished. The crossings on Route C at Cornyx Lane, which now enable improved pedestrian access to key shops in the area and at School Lane are complete.
Nearly 12,000 square metres of wildflower turf now blooms opposite Solihull rail station (pictured). Nearly 40 trees have been planted on Streetsbrook Road and in the Glebe Road area.
Footage includes wildflowers at Station Approach (courtesy of Severn Trent)
The main work on Route K along Streetsbrook Road between Station Approach and Bryanston Road is finished. This route mostly involved an upgrade of the existing footway to aid the natural drainage of surface water. There has been bulb planting and wildflower seeding along parts of Lode Lane. The bulbs are a mixture of crocuses, snowdrops and some native daffodils.
During autumn 2020 we set out wildflower turf on Glebe Road and planted bulbs and primroses on Damson Parkway.
These works form part of a borough-wide project which is designed to make Solihull greener. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the project will open up and improve existing routes, allowing wildlife to flourish and helping people to walk and cycle across the Borough.
Conversion of Footways into Shared use Cycle Track/Footways
As part of the Wildlife Ways scheme, Solihull Council is proposing to convert lengths of footway to shared use cycle track/footway in Silhill.
All the plans can be viewed on this website at https://wildlifeways.co.uk/resources/shareduse
Any person who wishes to comment on the proposal should write to Solihull Council’s highways department at the Council House, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QT by 28 January 2021 or email email@example.com
This process will be done using delegated powers under Section 66(4) and Section 65(1) of the Highways Act 1980 on a number of the footways that have recently been reconstructed, with the intention of converting them into shared use cycle track/footways with a desired width of 3.0m. Pedestrians and cyclists will have joint use and will not be segregated.
Maps and Resources
Route C, Solihull Town Centre to A45
Route K, Streetsbrook Road
Wildlife Ways All Routes (A4)
Shared Route Map - C (Elmdon & Silhill)
Shared Route Map - K (Silhill & St Alphege)
Shared Route - Full Notice