Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday 5th January 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - 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 conflicts of interest.

3.

Requests of Members to address the meeting

Minutes:

Councillor Andy Hodgson requested to speak on application 2021/02465 – 176 Tanworth Lane, Shirley.

4.

Questions and Deputations

Minutes:

Ms Sheila Cooper gave the following deputation on Agenda Item 14 Appeal Decisions:-

 

Appeal Ref: APP/HS2/17

I and affected residents welcomed the Planning Committee/s refusal and the Inspector’s Appeal Dismissal. We are, however, questioning why HS2 Ltd is still able to use the A452/Kelsey Lane haul route?

HS2 Ltd manipulation of the numbers of HGV lorries using Kelsey Lane by applying, a previously unheard of, multiplier i.e. minimum number of HGV’s x the number of construction sites, has ensured the above decisions have had little or no effect on HS2 Ltd working patterns.

On the route observations suggest the majority of lorries only access and egress the Waste Lane site.

The Inspector at (10) page 3, and throughout the Notice, shows deep concerns for the safety of EVERY individual transiting, for whatever purpose, Kelsey Lane.

The Inspector while commending the provision of the Hallmeadow Road/Station Road Hall Route did not appear to understand there is no consent presently in place for HS2 Ltd to use the land. No consent. No Haul Route.

The financial implications, of the above, for this Council and the Inspectorate are huge with HS2 Ltd merely manipulating the rules, according to themselves, to enable the status quo to be maintained.

The dangers on Kelsey Lane and the rest of the route remain ever present.

I ask for this Committee’s comment on the implications of HS2 Ltd merely thumbing its nose at us all and on where responsibility will ultimately rest if accidents happen?

 

Appeal Ref: APP/Q4625/W/21/3279340 – IAC Group, Marston Green

I again welcome the part the Planning Committee and everyone played in achieving this decision. It was clearly finely balanced, but an appropriate, appeal dismissal.

I ask this Committee to look particularly at (4) pages 1/2 of the Notice to ensure the Council’s enforcement officers take appropriate action in relation to, and I quote: the ‘engineering operation that has taken place adjacent to Unit A…and which has been enclosed by an area of fencing…And how the planning position for this will be resolved’.

While having no bearing on the Appeal, the Inspector thought it noteworthy of a mention. Breaches of planning permission require action to set precedent and prevent breaches in the future.

I welcome the importance the Inspector clearly placed on Green Belt Policy within the Framework and the need to show conclusively that very special circumstances exist.

Conserving and Protecting the Green Belt and its ecology and biodiversity is vital if we are to meet our Climate Emergency goals and strategies.

 

Thank you for well considered Planning Committee decision making and allowing me to address you.

 

The Chairman thanked Ms Cooper for her deputation and advised that a written response would be provided to her from the Head of Planning.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2021, were confirmed as a true record.

6.

PL/2021/01000/MINFOT - 2 Station Approach pdf icon PDF 616 KB

Minutes:

Conditional approval, as per the recommendation, with condition 6 amended to read:-

(6) The use hereby permitted shall operate only between the hours of 10:00 and midnight Friday-Saturday, and between the hours of 10:00 – 23:00 Sunday-Thursday and Bank Holidays. No roof terrace, internal or external areas shall be occupied by any customers beyond these times specified, and steps shall be put in place to ensure all external areas are cleared of customers as required.

 

Mr Simon Rowberry spoke in support of the application and a statement of opposition was read out on behalf of Mr Roger Cook of the Knowle Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Forum.

7.

PL/2021/01198/CLEUD - Green Farm Lady Lane pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Minutes:

Approval, as per the recommendation, and a Certificate of Lawfulness to be issued.

 

Councillor James Butler did not take part in the debate or vote.

8.

PL/2021/02465/PPFL - 176 Tanworth Lane pdf icon PDF 484 KB

Minutes:

Conditional approval as per the recommendation.

 

A statement of support was read out on behalf of Mr Darren Hayes whilst Councillor Andy Hodgson spoke against the application.

9.

Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the appeal decisions in respect of: 2021/00027 – Waste Lane, Hodgetts Lane and Truggist Lane, Berkswell; 2021/00029 – 49 Orchard Road, Hockley Heath; 2021/00025 – Land South of Solihull Parkway, Blackfirs Lane, Marston Green; and 2021/00017 – 62 Chester Road, Solihull.

10.

Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Minutes:

The delegated decisions for the period 8-16 December 2021, were noted.