Residents of Cheswick Green, especially those residing in Creynolds Lane may be alarmed at another application by Shirley Golf Club to build homes on green belt farm land in Creynolds Lane and create alter the entrance to the club from the A34 Stratford Road to Creynolds Lane. Posts on this website can be found dated 30 June, 27 July and 16 August 2011 : please see these links to help guide you: https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2011/06/30/golf-acadamy-and-residential-development/ , https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2011/07/27/planning-application-shirley-golf-club/ and https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2011/08/16/shirley-golf-club-planning-application-withdrawn/ .
The latest application is number 2013/1126 and the application can be found via this link: http://www.solihull.gov.uk/planning/dc/ViewApp.asp .
The main difference with this application is the reduced numbers of housing, with proposals for 57 this time. However, the fundamental reasons for me, as well as residents, in successfully opposing the application last time remain. These are; building on green belt land; Creynolds Lane is unsuitable for more traffic and an entrance to the golf club will make this section of the highway unsafe. In addition, this time there is one crucial reason – this site is not considered for development in Solihull’s Local Development Plan (LDP) for which the link is on previous posts. The LDP is likely to be signed off later this year by the Planning Inspectorate.
It must be stated the golf club does admirable work in delivering golf lessons to disabled children and those with special educational needs – I have seen this at work. However, although I can accept the building of the golf academy and driving range I do feel that building homes on the green belt farm land and creating an entrance to the club via Creynolds Lane are justifiable reasons to object to the planning application. I have delivered a letter to residents in Creynolds Lane this afternoon (template here: Residents of Creynolds Lane ) and provided details how to object to the application.