Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 13th October 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 Civic Suite. View directions

Contact: David Acton  Email: dacton@solihull.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations from Members of disclosable pecuniary interest or conflict of interest.

3.

Requests of Members to address the meeting

Minutes:

Councillor Peter Hogarth requested to speak against application 2021/00313 – 7 Newfield Close, Solihull.

4.

Questions and Deputations

Minutes:

No questions or deputations received.

5.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2021, were confirmed as a true record.

6.

PL/2021/01983/COU 56 Lode Lane pdf icon PDF 288 KB

Minutes:

Members agreed to defer the matter until they had been able to consider the management development plan.

 

Mrs Louise McCabe spoke against the application and a statement of support was read out on behalf of Mr Ranjit Singh.

7.

PL/2021/02266/MINFHO 140 Knightsbridge Road pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Minutes:

Conditional approval as per the recommendation.

8.

PL/2021/02297/MINFHO 20 Coton Grove pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Minutes:

Conditional approval as per the recommendation.

9.

PL/2021/00313/PPFL 7 Newfield Close pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Minutes:

Members refused the application, against the recommendation, on the following grounds:

 

(1) The proposed detached dwelling would represent poor urban design, not sitting comfortably within the site parameters, appearing cramped, contrived and squeezed onto the site, being alien and out of character with the surrounding area. On this basis the proposed new dwelling would fail to respect, maintain or enhance the local distinctiveness and character of the surrounding area contrary to policy P5 and P15 of the Solihull Local Plan.

 

 

A statement of objection to the application was read out on behalf of Mr Gerry Ottewell, whilst Mr Graham Purdue spoke in support and Councillor Peter Hogarth spoke against

10.

PL/2021/00553/PPFL Hobs Moat United Reformed Church pdf icon PDF 560 KB

Minutes:

Conditional approval, as per the recommendation, together with an extra condition and an informative to read:-

 

Additional Condition

(16) A design, layout and management plan, which shall include full details of hard and soft landscaping, means of boundary treatment and details of maintenance, upkeep (including litter/rubbish removal) and surveillance, relating to the ‘Lode Lane’ plot as indicated in drawing number 01080-03-04 Rev E, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to first occupation of the development hereby approved. The details so agreed shall be implemented prior to first occupation, and thereafter in perpetuity, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Informative

The applicant is strongly encouraged to install and EV Charging point to each dwelling during the construction phase. Information on grant eligibility can be found using the web link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customer-guidance-electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme/electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme-guidance-for-customers.

 

A statement of objection was read out on behalf of Mrs Dawn Wilkinson.

 

11.

Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

The appeal decisions in relation to 84 Hurdis Road, Shirley; and Hobs Moat Road/Old Lode Lane, Solihull, were noted.

12.

Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Minutes:

The delegated decisions for the period 8 September – 4 October 2021, were noted.