A planning application has now gone forward to the Planning department regarding the Booths Lane Planning application by Taylor Wimpey.
They have in their latest plans recognised the concerns expressed regarding any new homes on the Sandy Lane Boundary having front drives allowing vehicles to use Sandy Lane. These homes will now be the opposite way around and would use the road inside the estate.
A play area has also been added to the plans.
While I think the plan to keep the existing Booths Lane open while construction work would be carried out on the site and that eventually the existing Road would be replaced (the old section becoming a bike and walking path) is reasonable, Like my Ward Council colleagues I am still concerned about the number of houses proposed and feel more consultation with local residents is needed.
Improvements possibly traffic lights also need to be considered at each end of Booths Lane
I also think the SINK site on the west of the proposed development could be added to with part of the old golf course site and some of the 106 money could be used to maintain the open space in years to come.
If you would like to let me know your views or concerns please Em me Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.