Work has been completed on Route K, which runs along Streetsbrook Road between Station Approach and Bryanston Road. These improvements involved an upgrade of the existing footway to aid the natural drainage of surface water.
During autumn 2020 we laid out wildflower turf and planting bulbs around Jubilee Gardens on Homer Road, Streetsbrook Open Space/Road, Tudor Grange Park and Monkspath Hall Road.
Route L saw the widening of footpaths on Monkspath Hall Road and the route now has bulbs (alliums, crocus) and colourful wildflower turfing. At Tudor Grange Park new wildflower areas have been set out. Wildflower beds and trees have already been added to Malvern and Brueton parks.
Also in Malvern Park a small stretch of path has been renewed to complete Route N (see plan below).
These works form part of a borough-wide project 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.
Our contractors, Balfour Beatty, will be widening and connecting existing paths and cycle routes with green spaces. idverde will be planting 800 trees, 3.5 million bulbs, wildflower turf and grass seed.
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 St Alphege.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 K, Streetsbrook Road
Route L, Monkspath Hall Road to St Alphege
Route N, Malvern Park
Wildlife Ways All Routes (A4)
Shared Route Map - L (St Alphege)
Shared Route Map - K (Silhill & St Alphege)
Shared Route - Full Notice