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Design and development plays a key role in our lives, it affects the way we live, work and interacts with our environment.

We understand that the integration of built form and high quality design provides opportunity, creating safe attractive environments with good access to services. It also generates desirable places to live, employment opportunities and strengthens the economy of an area.

Our understanding of Solihull’s local and environmental opportunities and constraints informs our masterplanning approach. We have the added value of being part of the Development Management division with established working relationships with the Policy and Spatial Planning, Economic Development, Transport and Highways and Major Projects teams.

The Government attaches great importance to the design of the built environment. Good design is a key aspect of sustainable development, is indivisible from good planning, and should contribute positively to making places better for people. Paragraph 56 National Planning Policy Framework