Catesby Estates successful secured the allocation and removal of 11 acres from the greenbelt at Dickens Heath in the Solihull Local Plan. 

An outline planning application for up to 130 homes was submitted on the site in September 2013. This was refused by Solihull MBC and an application for an appeal was lodged in March 2014.  The same application was resubmitted in June 2014 and Solihull MBC resolved to grant outline planning permission in August 2014.

The site was sold to Bellway Homes in 2014.

Dickens Manor is a select development of new homes in the popular village of Dickens Heath in Solihull. With its property mix of 2-bedroom apartments, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses, the development is designed to appeal to an audience of professionals, families and first-time buyers. 

For families, these new homes in Solihull are close to a number of well-regarded primary schools, including Dickens Heath Community Primary School, which is around 10 minutes walk from the development, Woodlands Infant School and Tidbury Green School, while Light Hall School caters for secondary age pupils. T

he Sixth Form College Solihull, Solihull College and South & City College Birmingham offer a range of courses for the over 16s and all can be reached in around 10 minutes by car.  The village centre is home to a variety of local shops – including a supermarket – restaurants and cafes, within half a mile of Dickens Manor. A greater choice of stores and supermarkets can be found in the neighbouring district of Shirley, while Solihull town centre and Birmingham city centre are both popular shopping destinations, offering a mixture of high-street brands, independents and niche boutiques.  Find out more here.

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