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The Recommendation of SMBC Planning Officers
Posted 31st August 2014
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Solihull Planning Committee meet on Wednesday 3rd September from 6pm to decide the fate of Mount Dairy Farm. Its officers have recommended that Bloore Homes application to build 220 houses be approved. Quote......
The previous planning application was also refused due to the inadequacy of the technical work required in order to demonstrate no harm would arise as a result of the development due to drainage/flooding issues. This technical work has now been updated and uses a robust methodology that can also be used to assess the effects of the drainage from the adjacent site. This has now concluded that the development will not have a harmful effect on drainage/flooding in the area.
It is considered that the two previous reasons for refusal have now been overcome and planning permission can be granted.
For the reasons outlined above it is recommended that, subject to the
applicants entering into a section 106 agreement, the application be approved.
Link to Agenda Item PDF

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Posted 1st September 2014 by Ian
As I understand it the term 'arse about face' seems appropriate here.
SMBC adopt a housing plan that is passed as sound by The Planning Inspector. Developers appeal against the plan saying it does not provide enough housing. A former parking adjudicator who has worked his way up to high court judge finds in favour of  the developers.
An appeal to the High Court by Solihull against the judge's decision is scheduled for October**. The developers submit the same plan as a new application. Solihull decides to accept or refuse planning permission in early September. So should right or wrong be affected by the costs of due process? And Is it best to just give it up as a bad job for a simpler life?
The question is do SMBC think they got it wrong the first time if NOT then they should refuse permission until it is decided otherwise.

Next CGRA Meeting
Posted 31st August 2014
Due to Wednesdays 6.00pm planning meeting at the council house that will decide the fate of Mount Dairy Farm, the next meeting of the Cheswick Green Residents Association has been rescheduled for Tuesday 8th September. Agenda

Party in the Park 2014

Some photos from this years Party in the Park now added to the
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