At today’s Planning Committee (28th Feb) yet another controversial Planning development for the Oscott area has been approved. 24 houses are now to be erected on the Aldridge Road near the Valley Nursing home.
Planning officers gave this planning application the thumbs up even though as pointed out by committee members children will be expected to live in the fume filled shadow of the nearby motorway. Also as Councillor Cotton has pointed out on more than one occasion the entrance to this development is close to the Boars Head junction accident black spot.
Given the comments made by the planning officer, the committee felt fit to pass this application. However there will be some money coming out of this development which will go to enhancing open areas in the Oscott ward.
You may rest assured despite this planning application being given the go ahead along with my colleagues Councillors Barbara Dring and John Cotton I will be keeping a watching brief on the matter.