Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Planning Applications - 9 May 2008

Back to business. The usual crop of applications - mostly private, but with a statutory notification on behalf of T-Mobile and a new pub for the Solihull border.

C/02177/08/FUL - 3 Keats Grove, Acocks Green
Conversion of an existing house into two flats and the addition of single storey side and rear extension. Consultation ends 22 May.

C/02260/08/FUL - 113 Circular Road, Acocks Green
Two storey rear and single storey front extension. Consultation ends 28 May.

C/02495/08/NOT - Stockfield Road, adj Denso Site, Tyseley
14.7m high telecoms mast for T-Mobile with 1 antenna and an equipment cabinet, all close to the road outside the Mecca bingo hall. Consultation ends 29 May. Cleverly, T-Mobile have ensured that this mast is just under the 15m limit for permitted development that doesn't require planning permission. The City Council has 56 days from when they are notified of the development to give their decision. If they don't, then approval is deemed to have been granted automatically.

C/02378/08/FUL - 66 Douglas Road, Acocks Green
A single storey rear extension. Consultation ends 30 May.

C/02256/08/FUL - 42 Dudley Park Road, Acocks Green
Extending existing footway crossing by 1.5m. Consultation ends 29 May.

C/02090/08/FUL - 1293-1295 Warwick Road, Acocks Green
Thisi s a change of use application for the old Majestic wine warehouse down on the Birmingham/Solihull border from retail to a pub with a flat and office space above. Curiously, a pub 200 yards further down the road was demolished and replaced with flats only a few years back. Consultation ends 28 May.

C/01897/08/FUL - 22 Lulworth Road, Hall Green
Single storey rear extension. Consultation ends 28 May.

On all of these, you can comment by emailing Further details on how to comment can be found on this page. Remember that only planning matters can be taken into account when decisions are made. Feel free to copy me in on any comments that you make. Information on planning classes can be found here.

Practical community action

A stunningly hot May Sunday morning in Acocks Green and a few local volunteers - including your author and a recently-elected councillor - turn out to help the new Town Centre manager planting a few new flowers and generally tidying up the centre of the village, despite the heat. There's now a small new flowerbed at the end of the triangle of grass in the middle of the Warwick Road where it leads off from the Green towards Solihull. The photo shows the work in progress, with the backbreaking lifting of the turf complete. There's no point in just talking about work in the community if you aren't prepared to put some hours in on the practical side.
If anyone fancies lending their muscle to next week's outing, gather outside Acocks Green Library at 10am on Sunday 18 May.