Please see the information below, received from Solihull MBC:-

At CPH Environment & Highways Decision Session on 1 September Councillor Ken Hawkins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, will be considering a report that looks at protecting people’s homes from future flooding by introducing a series of flood mitigation schemes.

In May 2018 flooding in the borough saw over 300 properties badly affected and major disruption to the local road network. Following this incident Solihull Council pledged to look at any measures that could reduce the risk and impact of flooding.

In January 2019 officers carried out an initial assessment, engaging with residents who had been affected by flooding to look at various options and how this work could be funded. A subsequent report outlined the potential mitigation measures which could be implemented and the costs.

As a result of these investigations and securing some of the funding, proposals for four mitigation schemes in Blythe and Shirley West will now be discussed at Councillor Hawkins’ decision making session.

The full report can be viewed on our website here.