Meriden Parish Plan and Design Statement

Meriden Parish Design Statement

The Parish Plan Action Group in conjunction with Meriden Parish Council commissioned the Parish Design Statement in 2011. Residents were consulted on the design statement in March 2011 where the questions featured in the Parish Plan Action Group’s Spring 2011 Newsletter. Read a copy here. Further consultation with residents was conducted in the November 2011 newsletter. Read a copy here.

Meriden Parish Council approved the Parish Design Statement at their parish council meeting on 14 December 2011. This was sent to Solihull Council’s Planning directorate to be used as supplementary planning guidance alongside our Parish Plan. To read the design statement click here. There is also a copy on display at the library.

Meriden Parish Plan


At the Annual Parish Meeting on 15th April 2009, the chair of the Meriden Parish Appraisal and Plan, presented to the public the progress so far and the aims of the Parish Plan. To read a copy of this presentation, click here. (File size 25MB)

The plan was adopted by the Parish Council on 26th October 2009. It was printed and distributed to all households in November 2009.

The Parish Plan Steering Group, chaired by Iain Roxburgh, reformed as the Parish Plan Action Group to address how the actions in the plan would be delivered. Consultation with partners from Solihull Council were conducted throughout 2010.

To read the Parish Plan, click here.

Meriden Parish Appraisal Household Survey 2008

To read the results, click here.

On 26 January 2009, Rosie Weaver, Chair of Meriden Parish Council and Iain Roxburgh, Chair of the Village Appraisal Steering Group presented the results of our Household Survey at the Solihull Civic Suite hosted by the Lord Mayor of Solihull, Councillor David Bell. This was an important event, where Rosie and Iain helped raised the profile of Meriden Parish. Many positive remarks came from the Council and promises to provide better services of which highlights will be featured in the Spring Issue of the Meriden Mag. Click here to read all of them now.

To read Rosie & Iain’s presentation click here.

How it started

In 2007, the Village Appraisal was successfully launched on Monday 24 September with many residents volunteering their services. To read the original presentation which explains why we needed to conduct an appraisal, click here.

Volunteers from 24 September formed the Village Appraisal Steering Group and they have been meeting monthly since then. The volunteers compiled, distributed and collected the Household Questionnaire throughout the spring and early summer and then sorted them confidentially in the Village Hall for computer input. In partnership with ESOS, a local business based at Meriden Hall, the confidential analysis took place throughout the summer and autumn. The Results were distributed in December of which the electronic copy can be read on the home page.
You can read the minutes from each meeting as featured below.

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Village Appraisal Minutes

Village Appraisal Newsletters

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