Friday, November 26, 2010

Councillor update on Planning Applications of importance in Moseley & Kings Heath Ward – Friday 26th November 2010

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

2009/05931/PA - Meteor Building St Mary's Row Moseley Birmingham B13 9EG - Demolition of existing car dealership buildings and its redevelopment to provide a mixed used scheme comprising a medical practice / surgery, retail food store and 14 sheltered residential apartments, together with a new access, car parking and landscaping works - Under consideration

2009/03604/PA - 72 Park Hill Moseley Birmingham B13 8DS - Installation of new extraction flue - Refused 15-10-2010

2010/01651/PA - 92 Queensbridge Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8QB - Change of use from Dwelling House (use class C3) to Office (use class A2) - - Under consideration

2010/01026/PA - 92 Queensbridge Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8QB - Change of use of dwelling house (use class C3) to offices (use class B1) and alterations to the side elevation - Under consideration

2010/02369/PA 5 - 7a Park Hill Moseley And Kings Heath Birmingham B13 8DU - Erection of 5 dwelling houses along with the conversion and extension at 7A Park Hill to form a detached two bedroom dwelling house and associated car parking and gardens. - Approved subject to Conditions 04-11-2010

2010/04473/PA - 120-126 Alcester Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8EE - Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission 2007/02961/PA in order to extend the time limit for implementation for the demolition of buildings and development of two buildings comprising of a ground floor unit fronting Alcester Road with use as A1 (Retail) and 50 residential apartments above, comprising 32 no. two bedroom units & 18 no. one bedroom units, associated access & parking - Under consideration

2010/04950/PA - Vacant Land Adj No 4 Vicarage Road Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7RA - Erection of 9 'starter' retail units (8 x A1 and 1 x A5 use) and change of use of garage to toilets and ancillary church offices - Refused 21-10-2010

2010/05026/PA - 124 Billesley Lane Moseley Birmingham B13 9RD - Extension of existing A1 retail unit, erection of A5 unit (with roller shutters) with 2no. self contained flats. - Withdrawn 25-10-2010

2010/05115/PA - THE LODGE 2a Moor Green Lane Moseley And Kings Heath Birmingham B13 8NS - Erection of two storey and single storey rear extensions. - Under consideration

2010/05217/PA - 69 - 71 High Street Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7BH - Change of use from cinema/bingo hall (use class D2) to restaurant with conference and banqueting facility (sui generis). - Under consideration

2010/04566/PA - 91 Alcester Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8EB - Change of use from offices to 5no. self contained flats - Under consideration

2010/05774/PA - 145 & 149 Station Road Land Adjacent to above Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7TA - Removal of existing office/storage buiklding and erection of a 3 storey residential dwelling - Under consideration

2010/05871/PA - 124 Billesley Lane Moseley Birmingham B13 9RD - Erection of two storey and single storey side and rear extensions to create extended ground floor shop and two first floor flats - Under consideration

2010/06261/PA - Vacant Land 9-33 Heathfield Road Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7BT - Demolition of some existing buildings, erection of 2/3 storey 56 unit extra care building including retention of locally listed building facade, community facilities, landscaping and car parking - Under consideration

Monday, November 22, 2010

Consultation has now begun on possible Moseley CCTV

A public consultation exercise has now begun to find out whether local residents and traders would support the installation of a CCTV system in Moseley shopping centre. The consultation ends on 5th December.

For several years, the traders of Moseley shopping centre have been asking me about the possibility of installing a CCTV system. The traders have argued that it would reduce anti-social behaviour in the shopping centre, plus make their customers feel safer. As a result, I have managed, along with my two fellow Councillors, to persuade the Safer Birmingham Partnership to fund the installation of such a system at a total cost of £100,000.

This system is neither connected to the Project Champion cameras nor is its linked to any anti-terrorism funding.

This initial consultation is to find out if residents and traders support the principle of a CCTV system in the shopping centre. If the answer is “YES”, then there will be a follow-up consultation after the Christmas break about a finalised design. The £100,000 for these cameras is conditional on them being installed by 31st March 2011, hence the reason for the very short consultation.

There are three ways of giving the Council your views:

1. Complete the questionnaire online at

2. Pick up and drop off the questionnaire from:

Moseley Exchange (rear of Moseley Post Office)

Domestica (170 Alcester Road)

Prince of Wales pub (118 Alcester Road)

Kings Heath Library (4 High Street, Kings Heath)

Kings Heath Neighbourhood Office (Silver Street, Kings Heath)

Kings Heath Community Centre (Heathfield Road, Kings Heath)

3. Attend a drop-in session on

Wednesday 24th November, 3-8pm at Moseley Exchange (rear of Moseley Post Office)

Saturday 27th November, 10-3pm at Moseley Farmers Market

The results of the consultation and the recommended decision on whether or not to go to the second stage of consultation, will be announced at the Moseley and Kings Heath Ward Committee, 15th December at St Columba’s Church Hall, Chantry Road, Moseley at 7pm