Wednesday, 8 February 2017
ALDI OLD HORNS PLANNING APPLICATION RECOMMENDED FOR REFUSAL
The Planning officers for Birmingham City Council are recommending the latest Planning application from ALDI regarding the land at the corner of Old Horns be refused.
They have decided the current application does not meet their requirement's and there are to many issues that still need addressing.
They have listened to arguments from all sides and read letters from residents.
They have also taken into account the petitions organized by the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve and the Oscott Elderly Group which I presented on their behalf, as both of these group have been very active seeking residents opinions.
. Councillor Barbara Dring, Councillor Chatfield and Khalid Mahmood MP for Perry Barr, have also made strong representations on this issue and like myself have been carefully listening to residents views rather than jumping on the issue late in the day.
I would also like to thank ALL those residents who have taken the time to contact me on this issue.
Aldi still have a right of appeal if the Planning committee accept Planning officers recommendations to refuse their plans and being a large powerful company they may well succeed.
Given the amount of time and effort I have put in listening to a number of views from many residents on the subject, I feel I should not take part in the Planning committees deliberations as it may be felt to be unfair.