Monday, July 28, 2008

Update on Scaffolding on St.Marys Row, Moseley

Before I go into where we are with regards to the scaffolding on St.Marys Row, could I direct you to two pages on my blog which give you some background as to why this scaffolding is here.

Two pages:


Where we are at the moment, is that we are waiting for the insurance company for the newsagent to sign a contract with the Chinese resturant owner to agree works, payment and legal niceties such as the Party Wall Act.

From a Council viewpoint, we have refused to re-new the permit to allow the scaffolding to remain on the public highway. This is so that we can start court proceedings, if there is unreasonable delay in signing the contract. It would be easier and cheaper all round, if the insurance and owner of the chinese restaurant can resolve things themselves, however we need a plan B if that fails. Plan B would be dismantling the scaffolding and re-erecting it inside the chinese restaurant.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Councillor update on Planning Applications of importance in Moseley & Kings Heath Ward – Wednesday 16th July 2008

Below is my own personal list of planning applications that I am keeping an eye on, due to residents raising concerns with me or the applications clearly being contentious.

Drawings and further details on each of these planning application is available on-line at

The planning applications

S/04743/07/FUL - 72 Greenhill Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9SU - Retention of dormer window to front and new gable roof above existing flat roof - Council decision- Refused.
Decision date - 26/06/2008

S/07766/07/FUL - 169 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JR - Conversion & alterations to existing building & erection of single & two storey rear ext to create 4 apartments - Under consideration

S/00914/08/FUL - 18 St. Agnes Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9PW - Sub-dvision of existing dwelling to create 6 self- contained flats with associated roof lights - Council decision – Refused.
Decision date - 10/07/2008

S/01222/08/LDE - 25 Mayfield Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9HJ - certificate of lawfulness for the subdivision of 25 Mayfield Road into 6 self contained flats - Under consideration

S/02079/08/FUL - 25 Belle Walk, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9DE - Erection of single storey rear extension and detached store room in rear garden - Council decision – Refused. Decision date - 23/06/2008

S/02289/08/FUL - 9 Goodby Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8RH - Erection of two storey side and rear extension, conservatory and alteration to porch - Under consideration

S/02363/08/FUL - 148 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8HS - Alterations to existing shop front - Under consideration

S/02517/08/FUL - 46 Billesley Lane, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9QS - Erection of 1 No. 4 bedroom detached dwelling house - Under consideration

S/02376/08/FUL - 12 Russell Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8RD - Erection of two-storey side, single-storey rear extensions, including conservatory at rear & installation of rear dormer - Council decision – Refused. Decision date - 30/06/2008

S/02356/08/FUL - 582 Moseley Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B12 9AA - Construction of 3 storey rear steel structures providing additional office floor space. Removal of internal walls. - Under consideration

S/02466/08/FUL - 148 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8HS - Erection of single storey rear extension to shop, with external staircase to rear - Under consideration

S/03018/08/CAC - Alcester Road, Moseley Hall Hospital, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 - Demolition of unlisted buildings (two single storey ward blocks) for erection of new 54 bed older adult mental - Under consideration

S/03579/08/FUL - 25 Belle Walk, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9DE - Retention of detached store room in rear garden - Under consideration

S/03643/08/FUL - 36 Mayfield Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9HH - Demolish external store, erect single storey rear extension & convert existing 2-bed flat to 2x1-bed flats at ground floor - Under consideration

S/03742/08/FUL - 2a Church Road, Moseley Care Ltd t/a Fakir Chemist & PO, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9AG - Erection of ground-floor front extension and first-floor side extension - Under consideration

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Dog mess bag dispenser now up and running in Highbury Park, Moseley

It is not often that one can claim excitment over dog mess bags, but Highbury Park Moseley, has today launched its dog mess bag dispensers. These have been erected as a 6 month experiment and a first for Birmingham.

The dispensers - see - can be seen at two locations in the park (1) next to the car park (2) next to the High Street entrance.

The dispensers will be refilled by the local Wardens.

It is accepted that the dispensers may be the source of vandalism, but unless we try we will never know. Equally, the bags may be a massive success and the amount of dog mess in the surround streets and parks reduced. The Highbury Park Assitant Ranger will be keeping an eye on the dispensers for any vandalism.

I would like to thank Fiona Adams of the Moseley Society and Natalie Higgins of Moseley in Bloom for finalising the wording on the display board.