Decisions

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Decisions published

19/05/2021 - PL/2021/00625/PPFL - 39 Kineton Green Road ref: 5166    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021

Wards affected: Olton;

Lead officer: Manpreet Gill


19/05/2021 - PL/2021/00496/PPFL - 14 Spring Lane Hockley Heath ref: 5141    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021

Wards affected: Dorridge & Hockley Heath;

Lead officer: Manpreet Gill


19/05/2021 - PL/2021/00189/PPFL - Land South Of Solihull Parkway ref: 5165    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021

Wards affected: Bickenhill;

Lead officer: Manpreet Gill


19/05/2021 - Minutes ref: 5138    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021


19/05/2021 - Questions and Deputations ref: 5137    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021


19/05/2021 - Requests of Members to address the meeting ref: 5136    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021


19/05/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5135    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021


19/05/2021 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5134    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021


19/05/2021 - Night Flying Policy at Birmingham Airport ref: 5169    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021


19/05/2021 - Delegated Decisions ref: 5139    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021


19/05/2021 - Appeal Decisions ref: 5140    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021


19/05/2021 - PL/2021/00918/PPFL - Land at Meriden Quarry ref: 5171    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021

Wards affected: Meriden;

Lead officer: Manpreet Gill


19/05/2021 - PL/2021/00728/MINFHO - 111 Nethercote Gardens ref: 5170    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021

Wards affected: Shirley West;

Lead officer: Manpreet Gill


19/05/2021 - PL/2021/00707/MAJFOT- Alderbrook School, Blossomfield Road ref: 5168    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021

Wards affected: St Alphege;

Lead officer: Manpreet Gill


19/05/2021 - PL/2021/00682/MINFOT - Land Adjacent Tudor Grange Leisure Centre ref: 5167    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 19/05/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 19/05/2021

Wards affected: St Alphege;

Lead officer: Manpreet Gill


31/03/2021 - PL/2021/00232/PPFL 38 Dove House Lane ref: 5081    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: Silhill;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


31/03/2021 - Minutes ref: 5075    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021


31/03/2021 - Appeal Decisions ref: 5076    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021


31/03/2021 - Delegated Decisions ref: 5077    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);


31/03/2021 - Questions and Deputations ref: 5072    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021


31/03/2021 - Requests of Members to address the meeting ref: 5073    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021


31/03/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5074    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021


31/03/2021 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5071    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021


28/04/2021 - PL/2020/01993/PPFL - Wyndley Garden Centre ref: 5124    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021

Wards affected: Knowle;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


28/04/2021 - PL/2020/02753/MINFHO - 186 Starbold Crescent ref: 5125    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021

Wards affected: Knowle;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


28/04/2021 - PL/2021/00018/MINFHO - 62 Chester Road ref: 5126    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021

Wards affected: Castle Bromwich;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


28/04/2021 - Minutes ref: 5123    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021


28/04/2021 - PL/2021/00038/PN - Telecommunications Mast Knightsbridge Road ref: 5127    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021

Wards affected: Lyndon;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


28/04/2021 - PL/2021/00424/MINFHO - 31 Piccadilly Close ref: 5128    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021

Wards affected: Chelmsley Wood;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


28/04/2021 - PL/2021/00522/MINFHO - 1 Walton Croft ref: 5130    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021

Wards affected: St Alphege;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


28/04/2021 - PL/2021/00521/MINFHO - 2 Saddlers Mews ref: 5129    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021

Wards affected: St Alphege;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


28/04/2021 - Appeal Decisions ref: 5131    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021


28/04/2021 - Delegated Decisions ref: 5132    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);


28/04/2021 - Questions and Deputations ref: 5122    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021


28/04/2021 - Requests of Members to address the meeting ref: 5121    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021


28/04/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5120    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021


28/04/2021 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5119    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 28/04/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 28/04/2021


31/03/2021 - PL/2019/02546/PPOL - Land Rear Of 86 Meriden Road ref: 5078    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: Bickenhill;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


31/03/2021 - PL/2020/02805/PPFL - 172 High Street ref: 5079    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: Shirley West;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


31/03/2021 - PL/2020/02907/PPFL - 6 Maple Leaf Drive ref: 5080    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: Bickenhill;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


31/03/2021 - PL/2020/03005/COU - Land Adjacent To 9 Bellamy Close ref: 5082    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: Shirley South;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


31/03/2021 - PL/2020/03063/PPFL - 118 Longmore Road ref: 5083    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: Shirley East;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


31/03/2021 - PL/2021/00002/PPFL - Various addresses Cambridge Drive ref: 5084    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 31/03/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 20/07/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Wards affected: Bickenhill;

Lead officer: Nikki Moore


15/07/2021 - Private Appendix - Simon Digby Housing Development, Chelmsley Wood ref: 5222    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 24/07/2021


15/07/2021 - Simon Digby Housing Development, Chelmsley Wood ref: 5220    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 24/07/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet was provided with an update on progress made on the proposed residential development of the former Simon Digby site, Chelmsley Wood, and sought approvals necessary to bring the site forward for delivery.

 

Members were reminded that the Simon Digby site was allocated in the Solihull Local Plan (2013) for residential development of approximately 200 dwellings. To bring the site forward, the Council had used funds from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to assemble the land interests.

 

The report detailed the feasibility work done to support the project and the four shortlisted development options which had been considered, of which Officers were recommending Option 2 – Central Case: Residential Development (177 units) with fence screening and A452 Chester Road access.

 

Members were also advised that five delivery options had been considered and the Developer Delivery model was believed to be the most time and cost efficient approach, as it minimised risk to the Council and also reduced the interface risk of the development phases.

 

On commenting on the report Members felt it was important to try harder to align this development with the Councils aspirations for zero carbon, seek better design and orientation of the buildings, and on this basis it was suggested that option 2 be removed from the recommendation.

 

It was recognised by Members that more housing was needed, but this was a green space which was a meaningful amenity for residents, in area which was built up. It was suggested that other possible sites could be considered within Chelmsley Wood Town Centre, such as the library to bring forward housing which would be more sustainable, than what was being proposed in the report.

 

In responding to these points the Leader advised the proposed development of Chelmsley Wood Town Centre was a very complex piece of work with a longer time frame, and the site suggested would not deliver the same number of units and meet affordable/social housing need. The Leader also referenced the plan attached to the public report which detailed the efforts to create green accessible space. Officers confirmed that infrastructure requirements had been built into the plan.

 

 RESOLVED:

(i)  That the preparation and submission of an Outline Business Case to the West Midlands Combined Authority be approved;

 

(ii)  That the preparation and submission of an Outline Planning Application, including the undertaking of pre-application consultation be approved;

 

(iii)  That the advertising of the intention to appropriate c. 5ha of land, consisting of public open space shaded yellow on the plan attached at Appendix 3 (“the Open Space Land”), for planning purposes (as defined in section 246(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and in accordance with section 122(2A) of the Local Government Act 1972 (“the 1972 Act”) be approved;

 

(iv)  That it be agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive, acting in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to consider any objections to the proposed appropriation of the Open Space Land received;

 

(v)  That the appropriation of the Open Space Land, for planning purposes in accordance with section 122(1) of the 1972 Act on the date immediately following the grant of outline planning permission for the development be approved;

 

(vi)  That the developer delivery model to implement the scheme be approved; and

 

(vii)  That it be agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Resources & Deputy Chief Executive, acting in consultation with Leader of the Council, to procure a preferred developer, following completion of a compliant procurement process, and to dispose of the freehold interest in the land on the agreed final terms, (provided these meet the minimum required criteria, as detailed within the Appendix 1).

 

 

Wards affected: Chelmsley Wood;


15/07/2021 - Private Appendix - Kingshurst Redevelopment - Kingshurst Village Centre Regeneration ref: 5221    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 24/07/2021


15/07/2021 - Kingshurst Redevelopment - Kingshurst Village Centre Regeneration ref: 5219    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 24/07/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet was provided with an update on progress towards the Full Business Case (FBC) for the Kingshurst redevelopment and to seek approval for the use of Council reserves to deliver the project to FBC and complete property acquisitions.

The report reminded Members that the Kingshurst project was to transform the village centre through the delivery of a thriving community and health-led regeneration scheme. Section 3 of the report provided Members with a progress update since the last report received by Cabinet in December 2020. The report also detailed the current funding position, including site assembly costs and overall capital costs.

 

Section 4 of the report detailed the options which had been considered. Members were reminded that the scheme was a once in a generation opportunity to create a high quality, community focussed, new centre for Kingshurst. The Council’s proposals had received a good level of local support.

 

Members were advised that no external funding opportunities had been identified that would deal with the anticipated funding shortfall for the FBC in the short term. Whilst officers would continue to explore such opportunities, this could not be relied upon in order to keep project development on track. Similarly, a funding bid had been made to cover the remaining costs of acquisition. However, this could not be relied upon due to uncertainty over the outcome.

 

Council reserves relating to the regeneration of North Solihull and investment in property development were available and the approving of the recommendations in the report would ensure that good progress continued to be made. Further financial details were set out in a private appendix.

 

Members questioned what the time line was for knowing the outcome of the levelling up bid, Officers advised it was anticipated that Council would know more in the autumn. With regard to a date when the post office and pharmacy would open, Officers confirmed work was on track, but no specific time could be provided.

 

In relation to those tenants who lived above the Parade and who were concerned about being rehoused, Officers confirmed all tenants affected had been contacted regarding rehousing requirements and this engagement was ongoing. If Members had details of residents specific concerns then they were invited to discuss these with Solihull Community Housing privately.

 

RESOLVED:

(i)  That progress on the development of the Kingshurst project be noted and the following be approved:

(a)  The use of Council reserves as set out in section 3.7 of the report to fund the ongoing development of the Full Business Case; 

(b)  The use of Council reserves as set out in section 3.10 of the report to fund the remaining property acquisitions.

 

Wards affected: Kingshurst and Fordbridge; Smith's Wood;


15/07/2021 - West Midlands Rail Collaboration Agreement 2021 ref: 5218    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 24/07/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet was provided with an update on changes to the West Midlands rail contract and sought approval to the Collaboration Agreement covering the new regional rail contract.

 

The report before Members set out the background to the proposal as well as the options which had been considered as set out in section 4 of the report. The preferred option (CA2) was being recommended because it maintained the WMRL’s current level of interest and influence in the new national rail contract for the West Midlands. CA2 also continued to bring in much needed DfT funding for use by the Rail Executive.

As CA2 was a progression of the existing agreement then the WMRL and member authorities would continue to enjoy the same franchise management powers as under CA1 and the same standing with national government. The strengthened CA2 allowed the Rail Executive to respond to situations in a more efficient and effective manner.

The new CA2 allowed WMRL to have a degree of oversight and involvement in the new West Midlands National Rail Contract that was expected to commence in September 2021. 

RESOLVED:

That it be agreed that the Council’s nominated member of the West Midlands Rail Limited Board votes in favour of the proposed Collaboration Agreement (CA2) as set out in Appendix A to the report.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


15/07/2021 - Schools Capital Budget Allocation ref: 5224    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 24/07/2021


15/07/2021 - Appropriation of the former Roundmead Day Centre, Chelmsley Wood ref: 5217    Recommendations Approved

To approve the appropriation of the former Roundmead Day Centre, Chelmsley Wood, from the General Fund to the Housing Revenue Account, in order to facilitate the vacant possession of the Kingshurst Village Centre regeneration site.


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 24/07/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet was invited to approve the appropriation of the former Roundmead Day Centre, Chelmsley Wood, from the General Fund to the Housing Revenue Account, in order to facilitate the vacant possession of the Kingshurst Village Centre regeneration site.

 

The report provided Members with the background to the proposal and the options which had been considered which were set out in section 4 of the report.

 

The property was owned by the Council and had been declared surplus by Adult Care and Support. The building had been used briefly during the Covid pandemic, however all operations had now ceased and the building was once again void.

 

The use of the property for the relocation of the CCTV control centre would support the delivery of the Kingshurst Village Centre regeneration programme, and would bring a vacant building back into beneficial use.

 

 

RESOLVED:

(i)  That the use of the vacant former Roundmead Day Centre as the preferred option for the relocation of the Kingshurst CCTV control centre, in order to support the Kingshurst Village Centre site assembly process be approved; and

 

(ii)  That the appropriation of the property from the General Fund to the Housing Revenue Account on the terms set out in the report be approved.

 

Wards affected: Kingshurst and Fordbridge;

Lead officer: Andy Duke, David Waterson


15/07/2021 - Oracle Cloud Programme ref: 5223    Recommendations Approved

To provide Cabinet with an overview of the Oracle Cloud implementation and to seek approval for a number of financial recommendations.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 24/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Samantha Gilbert, Paul Langham