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Residents fight Blossomfield Road plans

RESIDENTS have joined forces with two borough councillors to oppose a planning application to demolish a house and build eight apartments in its place.

RESIDENTS have joined forces with two borough councillors to oppose a planning application to demolish a house and build eight apartments in its place.

Plans were put before Solihull Council's Planning Committee in February this year by Knight Homes for 238 Blossomfield Road but were unanimously rejected because it was too big and would adversely affect a neighbouring property.

However, Knight Homes appealed against the decision by the planning committee and government inspector Martin Whitehead visited the site on Monday to consider the plans.

Councillors Joe Tildesley and Kate Wild (Con, St Alphege), say they are objecting to the proposals on a number of grounds.

Cllr Joe Tildesley said the development would be totally out of character for the area, allowed for insufficient parking facilities, and would affect neighbouring properties.

A petition with around 50 signatures from local residents was presented to the council's planning committee in February this year.

The Solihull Times tried to contact Knight Homes but no-one was available for comment.

A decision on the outcome of the appeal is expected during the next six weeks.

 

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