Readers may wish to look at the post of Jul12 last (http://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2013/07/12/another-planning-aplication-shirley-golf-club/) for full details of the application by the golf club to establish a driving range, golf academy and build 57 new homes on green belt land. I have taken possession of a 166 named petition from local residents who object to the planning application and it will be presented to the Council’s planning officers.
There is still no date for the application to go before the planning committee but it is likely to be one of the October meetings. I will inform readers and residents when I hear confirmation. I have posted here my formal letter of objection: Golf Club Objection Letter . It is also worth pointing out I am not against any development – previous posts about the Local Development Plan indicate my general support for appropriate development.
Readers may also wish to view comments from people who have already objected to the proposals on-line. These can be viewed via this link: http://www.solihull.gov.uk/planning/dc/comments.asp?AppNo=2013/1126&V=1
I have eventually received the data from a traffic speed data check that was undertaken in Creynolds Lane between 9 and 16 February earlier this year. I have copied and pasted the report from a PDF file sent to me. I took the decision not to attach the whole report as it has private and direct dial telephone lines. I have though copied the data that relates to traffic travelling in both directions.
You will see that the average speed is under 40 mph, with 85% of traffic travelling under 44 mph. The maximum speed recorded is 68 mph in each direction. There is no indication as to the type of vehicle these were, but it is possible they could be emergency vehicles. CREYNOLDS LANE Speed Data
I would say that I am not surprised by these figures and are typical of a country lane with a 40mph speed limit. I would though use these figures to argue against any further (major) development in the Creynolds Lane area. Please feel free to add your comments here: