Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Back-garden plan for seven Dorridge homes

DEVELOPERS want to build seven detached houses in the back gardens of homes in Manor Road, Dorridge.


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The Banner Homes scheme would involve the demolition of 14 Manor Road (below) for an access road.

The homes would go on part of the back gardens of numbers 10, 12, 16, 18 and 20 Manor Road.

It would go next to Hinchwick Court, a development of eight homes approved in 2002 in the place of four Manor Road homes.

The planning application says: “The scheme as proposed has been assessed against all relevant policies and guidance and has been found to be acceptable.”


It adds: “The scheme should be considered favourably.”

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council will make a final decision on the plans (below).


Two smaller schemes for the affected houses have rejected by the council and appeals (2006/2007) against these rejected by developers.

In 2006, permission was denied for two homes on land at the back of 10 and 12 Manor Road as it “would be out of keeping with the character of the surrounding street scene”.

Permission was denied in 2007 to knock down 16 Manor Road for four detached homes as it would “adversely affect the character and appearance of the area” and loss of trees.

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