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Recent building applications in the Cannon Park area/Cannon Hill/ Canley/Westwood Heath areas.

​Please note that this is not a complete list of all applications and there may have been variations to a proposal since we posted this information. For the latest details of all planning applications go to
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 Withdrawn.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
Your objections make a difference, keep vigilant

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.
Planning applications are no longer publicised in the public notices section of the local press unless they are major developments. For changes to individual dwellings, usually only immediate neighbours are notified by letter of the proposal. A site notice does however need to be posted (usually tied on to the nearest lamp-post) but they can be easily overlooked.

If you spot one and think it should be given wider publicity, send us an e-mail

Plans can be inspected at the planning offices on the ground floor of the Tower Block, Much Park Street, from 8.30 am-5 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30-4.30 pm Fridays. Full details of all the applications can also be viewed via the city council website.

Follow the links for planning applications and you’ll be asked to fill in the application ref number or the address of the property. The site will also show you how you may object and the deadlines.

The planning grounds on which you may object.

  • How it fits in with the adopted Development Plan

  • How the proposal fits in terms of design and use with the surroundings

  • The effect on sunlight and daylight on neighbouring properties

  • The loss of privacy to neighbouring properties

  • The effect on parking, traffic and road safety

  • Noise and general disturbance to nearby residents' land

  • Ownership dispute

GUIDE TO PLANNING TERMS *Retrospective application
The property owner has gone ahead with work without planning permission and may in fact have completed it. While this is a breach of the rules it is not a criminal offence. The planning committee can approve the application retrospectively but also has the power to insist the work is stopped and the building returned to its original state.

It is more likely to do this if the applicant had been advised at an earlier stage that the proposal would be unlikely to get approval.

The applicant may appeal against the planning committee’s decision to the Planning Inspectorate, which is based in Bristol. It has the power to overturn the local authority’s decision.

House in Multiple Occupation. Generally understood to be a house where three or more unrelated adults share a house and pay rent. Planning permission or licensing is not applicable if the number of tenants is five or under. (Although any significant alterations to the house, a two-storey extension, for example) would still be governed by the usual planning regulations).

HiMOs of six or more tenants in properties of at least three storeys may be subject to licensing. And as with any other dwelling would be subject to planning approval for extensions and other significant structural changes.

This increasingly appears on planning applications and means that the decision on approval/refusal will be taken by a planning officer of the city council, not by the planning committee, which is made up of 12 elected councillors.

The reasoning behind this is that the case officer (a council employee) has determined the outcome based on the technical and legal basis of the proposal, having taken on board all the relevant arguments for and against.

However, if more than five people object to a proposal it has to go before the committee.