Thursday, 2 October 2014

Tilehouse Green Lane homes approved

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 12 bungalows to the back of houses in Tilehouse Green Lane, Knowle have been approved.

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The plan for land to the rear of Bentley Heath Cottage (map here) was approved by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s planning committee on Wednesday.

A total 40 letters from residents opposed the plan with concerns about the “over intensive development and “un-necessary increase in housing density in the area”.

Conservative Dorridge & Hockley Heath councillor Ian Courts wrote to oppose the scheme.

But a report by a council planning officer to the committee recommended approval.

It said: “It is considered that the development of the site for residential is acceptable in principle.

“The proposal would create a successful addition to the existing development and is considered to be wholly acceptable in both form and scale which satisfactorily respects the character of the area

“The scheme is also considered acceptable from a highway safety, landscape and ecological perspective. The development would not cause undue harm to the amenities of nearby residential properties.”

The homes will be in three-blocks with a courtyard style layout and “village square” and replacement 15-space car park with access from Tilehouse Green Lane.

But plans to have a new vehicle access from Elbury Croft were dropped. There were concerns this would “create a through road between Elbury Croft and Tilehouse Green Lane”.

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