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SHIRLEY Golf Club have pulled a planning application to build an academy and housing on Green Belt land.

SHIRLEY Golf Club have pulled a planning application to build an academy and housing on Green Belt land.

A packed Cheswick Green parish council meeting at the end of July heard around 150 residents debate proposals to move the entrance to the club site from Stratford Road to Creynolds Lane and plans to build a golf academy and housing.

Some residents said they were concerned that moving the entrance to the site to Creynolds Lane would lead to increased traffic congestion.

Councillor Ken Hawkins (Con, Blythe) said: “I wrote to the club asking for them to withdraw the application, stressing that any renewal must involve prior consultation with ward and parish representatives.

“The exercise has shown that the parish and ward councillors can work together.

“It has also evidenced the community spirit in Cheswick Green and a desire to make sure Cheswick Green retains its ‘village’ environment.

“There was no consultation with the parish or ward.

“There are issues with housing on a busy 40mph rural road (Creynolds Lane), that it would make it more dangerous. Residents are very, very pleased.

“We do need houses in Solihull but it has to be part of a wider plan.

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

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

The chairman of Shirley Golf Club, Steven Goldstein, was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.

 

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