Planning application PL/2017/01715/PPFL relates to an application by Mercedes to develop a new dealership on the present Prologis Site at 1, Monkspath Hall Road (on left as you drive into Monkspath from Stratford Road).
The application reads: ‘PL/2017/01715/PPFL | Erection of a car showroom and associated sales facility (Sui Generis use), car repair facility, MOT Test Centre (B2 use), and offices (B1 use) including associated infrastructure, landscaping, access and demolition of existing building. | 1 Monkspath Hall Road Monkspath Solihull B90 4FY’.
The planning application, and all 40 documents, can be found on the councils planning portal via this link: https://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=OSD2YEOEL9T00
I have posted the main files here, some are quite lengthy and deserve close inspection: PL_2017_01715_PPFL-PLANNING_STATEMENT-734774
For ease I have taken a few screen shots to show how the site will look and its indicative site plan:
I have included the economic statement because I know the generation of jobs in the borough and region will be a factor to consider for this application (quite rightly). However, the number of new jobs (as the company are relocating) must be determined as well as establishing whether this is the right location for such a large development.
I have also posted the transport plan and, as we know, we already have problems with on-street car parking because of the nearby Listers dealership, as well as problems created by vehicle transporters parking on the main road.
I want to know what YOUR thoughts are on this application. Please make comments either on this post or direct to me on firstname.lastname@example.org .