Agenda and decisions

Planning Committee
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Remote

Contact: David Acton  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Councillor Michael Gough tended his apologies and was substituted by Councillor Peter Hogarth.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of Members disclosable pecuniary interests and conflicts of interest.


There were no declarations of interest.


Requests of Members to address the meeting


Councillor Tim Hodgson requested to speak on application 2020/01379 – 354 Stratford Road, Shirley; and Councillor Joe Tildesley on application 2021/00074 – 52 Woodlea Drive, Solihull.


Questions and Deputations


No questions or deputations received.


Planning Committee Foreword


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 271 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 3 February 2021 were approved.


Update Notes pdf icon PDF 261 KB

Additional documents:


PL/2020/00108/PPFL - Knowle and Dorridge Lawn Tennis Club pdf icon PDF 384 KB


Conditional approval as per recommendation with condition 3 amended to read:-

(3) Restriction on floodlighting, which must be automatically switched off, between 2200 hours and 0800 hours daily.


PL/2020/01379/PPFL - 354 Stratford Road pdf icon PDF 260 KB


Conditional approval, as per recommendation, and subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement with overage clause as described in the update note.


A statement opposing the application was read out on behalf of Mrs Ann Leonard, Councillor Tim Hodgson spoke against the application and Mr Stuart Goodwill spoke in support.


PL/2020/02208/PPFL - Blythe View Farm, Kenilworth Road, Knowle pdf icon PDF 298 KB


Conditional approval as per the recommendation.


Mr Henrik Skouby spoke against the application whilst Miss Lauren may spoke in support.


PL/2020/02507/MINFHO- 24 Apsley Grove pdf icon PDF 373 KB

Additional documents:


Conditional approval as per the recommendation.


A statement opposing the application was read out on behalf of Dr Dharmaratnam whilst Mrs Elizabeth Shaylor spoke in support.


PL/2020/02774/TPO - Woodland off Beconsfield Close pdf icon PDF 333 KB


Conditional approval as per the recommendation.


A statement opposing the application was read out on behalf of Mrs Elizabeth Court.


PL/2020/02792/PPFL- Land at Catherine de Barnes Lane, Catherine de Barnes, Solihull pdf icon PDF 748 KB


Deferred, against the recommendation, for further information to be provided regarding the siting and design of the clubhouse, lighting, and noise mitigation.


Mr Phillip O’Reilly spoke against the application whilst Mr Luke Coffey spoke in support.


PL/2021/00074/VAR- 52 Woodlea Drive pdf icon PDF 298 KB


Refused, against the recommendation, for the following reason:


The approved works defined within the planning permission ref: PL/2020/01065/MINFDW have not been adhered to. This application submission, submitted to regularise the resultant development provides for a scale and mass that, when read in the streetscene appears out of character and harmful to both its immediate setting as well as the wider area. In addition, the

proposal introduces a flat roof at the dwelling whose design is out of character with surrounding residential built form and as such introduces an unwelcome precedent that is alien to the street-scene. The proposal therefore fails to satisfy Policy P15 of the Solihull Local Plan 2013 and

matters of good design as set out in the National Planning Framework Policy 2019.


Mr Jeremy Bungey and Councillor Joe Tildesley spoke against the application whilst a statement of support was read out on behalf of Mr Mike Cox.


Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 108 KB


The appeal decision notices in respect of 114 Kenilworth Road, Knowle; land rear of 147 Stratford Road, Shirley; 24 Lightwood Close, Knowle; and 224 Station Road, Balsall Common were noted


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 191 KB


The delegated decisions for the period 27 January 2021 to 23 February 2021 were noted.