From Planning

Plan Submitted for ex Car Showroom

A planning application (ref. FUL/2017/2280) has been submitted to redevelop the former Albany Motors site at 75-77 Albany Road. (The city council has refused permission for the current use as a carpet showroom). The new proposal is for the demolition of the existing buildings, removal of the existing hardstanding and the erection of a three …

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HiMO Appeal Concerns

The owners of the Beechwood Gardens care home at 73 Rochester Road have appealed against the council’s decision to reject their application to convert it into a 21 unit HiMO. The deadline for comments to the planning inspectorate is 31 August. Neighbours are very concerned about the scale of this development and impact on traffic …

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More HiMOs

Planning applications have been submitted for two new houses in multiple occupation (HiMOs): 37 Winifred Avenue – change of use to two bed HiMO three self-contained studios (ref. FUL/2017/0857). Public consultation on this plan ends 15 May. View online application 39 Winifred Avenue – change of use to two bed HiMO and 3 self-contained studios …

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Update: Another Earlsdon HIMO?

The final deadline is 31 January for comments or objections to the change of use from an elderly residential care home into a house in multiple occupation for 21 students. This follows an earlier post on the ECHO Website To date, over 340 people have signed a petition against the planning application for a change …

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Another Earlsdon HIMO?

Five households in the residential area below St Barbara’s Church received an unwelcome Christmas letter informing them of a planning application which if approved would significantly change the nature of that local community. The application is to change a residential elderly care home to a house of multiple occupation for 21 students.  Conversation between neighbours …

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SponEnd Landmark Up for Auction

The former Black Horse pub in Spon End, whose future has been a matter for speculation since the late 1980s, is coming up for auction on Thursday 12 May. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-41282022.html/svr/1702;jsessionid=C311E59926505A0C7608B1B19C152F4B

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Another alcohol licence sought

While the March ECHO was being printed, we learned that an application has been made for a licence to sell alcohol at 52b Earlsdon Street, known recently as Lickety Lick. The application is for a premises called The Generator Food and Drink and covers Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment, between 9am and midnight, seven …

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