CC/2018/1278. Site: Land at Kings Hill Lane, off Stoneleigh Road. Site clearance and mixed-use development of land at Kings Hill for the provision of up to 2,500 dwellings (Use Class C3), 4,000 sq.m. of mixed use foorspace (Use Classes A1, A3, A4, C2, D1 and D2) in a district centre, a primary school, a secondary school, formal and informal open space and enabling infrastructure including new roads within the site and improvements to the existing road juncton at Stoneleigh Road. Decision Pending.
FUL/2018/0878.Site: Academic Square University of Warwick. Creaton of a new public space and landscaped area between the IMC building and the digital laboratory. Comments/Objections by May 23.
FUL/2018/0545. Site: 72 Kenilworth Road. Demolition of Existng Buildings and erecton of a Replacement Dwelling Liam D'Onofrio Case Ofifcer: Contact No: (024) 7683 3626 View online applicaton: Comments/objections by April 12. Refused.
HH/2018/0486. Site: 11 Stare Green Erection of single storey side and room in roof extension. Approved.
HH/2018/0436. 6 Merynton Avenue. Erection of single storey rear extension with loft conversion and alterations to roof. Approved.
HH/2018/0542. Site: 143 De Montfort Way. Garage conversion with retrospectve alteration to rear and front windows Comments/objections ended May 14. Approved 15/06/2018.
HH/2018/0627. 151 Woodside Avenue South . Two Storey Side and Rear extensions. Single Storey Rear extension. Loft Conversion. Approved.
HH/2018/0656. Site: 24 Fairlands Park .Garage conversion into study room. Approved.
FUL/2017/2197. 429 Fletchamstead Highway.Redevelopment of site to provide new building incorporating 31 student accommodation units (222 bedrooms). Withdrawn.
HH/2018/0281. 4 Sefton Road. Erection of two storey side and rear extension. Approved.
HH/2018/0294. 64 Kenilworth Road. Erection of detached garage (Resubmission of FUL/2014/1084). Approved.
S73/2017/2347. 54 Kenilworth Road. Removal of condition 3- use of garage: imposed on planning permission S/1975/1129 for proposed alterations and extensions to existing single dwelling to make two separate dwellings granted on 02/07/1975. Approved.
*Comments and Objections may be taken into account after the consultation process has ended if a decision not yet been taken.
Posted 23 May 2018
FUL/2018/2876 10 Lichen Green and adjacent land
A new planning application
has been submitted in relation to the land adjacent to Bransford Avenue and 10 Lichen Green, CV4 7DH.
The proposed development is titled the “Stopping up and change of use of highway land to domestic garden in association with No.10 Lichen Green and the erection of a 1.8m brick pier and timber panel wall.”
The previous application at this site location was made on 08/05/2018, with reference number FUL/2018/1246. This application was REFUSED. Part of the Officer report stated that “the advice contained within the National Planning Policy Framework in that the enclosure of the land with a close boarded fence and the associated change of use to enclosed residential garden land would result in an undesirable loss of openness to this prominent corner location within this established open plan estate; and would result in the introduction of an incongruous and unsympathetic feature into the streetscene, detracting from the open plan character and layout of the surrounding area, resulting in serious demonstrable harm to the visual amenities of the locality.”
It is worthwhile to view the Site Location layout and Enclosure plan of the two applications. Comments on the latest application need to be received at Coventry City Council by 15/11/2018.
HMO landlords face licensing hurdle in government crackdown.
A crackdown on landlords renting out sub-standard and overcrowded homes came into force this week (Oct 1).
By law anyone who now lets a property to five or more people – from two or more separate households – must be licensed by their local housing authority.
Previously, mandatory licences were only needed if the property had three or more storeys. Now it applies to bungalows and two-storey houses.
The move, affecting around 160,000 houses nationwide in multiple occupation (HMOs) gives the councils power to decide whether the landlord is a “fit or proper person” as well as making other stipulations concerning management of the property and appropriate safety measures.
Landlords will also be required to adhere to council refuse schemes, to reduce problems with rubbish.
Rooms used for sleeping one adult will need to be no smaller than 6.51 square metres, while those slept in by two adults will be at least 10.22 square metres.
Cllr Ed Ruane, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities in Coventry, said that it was important to enable landlords to take steps to make changes to properties.
He added: “Any landlords who believe that their property/ies may be affected can arrange for licenses to be awarded. The new definition for HMOs will mean better controls and regulations on properties which should improve housing standards for tenants.
“It’s important that we speak with landlords and letting agents. We don’t want to introduce new layers of bureaucracy. It’s crucial to have open and frank conversations about improving in housing standards.”
*In the council’s existing leaflet guide for landlords of HMOs it would appear it already had the right under the 2004 Housing Act to impose landlord licensing at any home solely used for rental and occupied by THREE or more tenants,
Posted 1 October 2018.