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Delay over golf plans

A ROW over a planning application on Shirley Golf Club is set to continue after the club chairman revealed the plans have just been postponed.

A ROW over a planning application on Shirley Golf Club is set to continue after the club chairman revealed the plans have just been postponed.

Last week residents were celebrating when an application to move the entrance to the course from Stratford Road to Creynolds Lane, and to build a golf academy and housing on Green Belt land, was withdrawn.

But Shirley Golf Club chairman Steven Goldstein has confirmed that the club is working with the council and a planning expert on revised plans for the site.

“The application has been asked to be postponed,” Mr Goldstein said.

“We took advice and we are working closely with councillors and Solihull council. So it is delayed.

“The council has been provided with more substantial reports.

“The application will be resubmitted when everyone is satisfied, when everyones happy with the reports we are working on with a planning expert.”

A packed Cheswick Green parish council meeting at the end of July heard some residents were concerned that moving the entrance to the site to Creynolds Lane would lead to increased traffic congestion.

Councillor Ken Hawkins (Con, Blythe) said: “There are issues with housing on a busy 40mph rural road, that it would make it more dangerous.

“If the application is resubmitted it will be judged on its merit.

“I hope any renewed application does not include housing on Creynolds Lane.”

 

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