Category: Planning

Charity Commission Investigate Schools Merger

Arguments are far from resolved over the proposed merger of King Henry VIII and Bablake Schools, which is due to be actioned physically from September and already well advanced in the planning.The news that the Charity Commission have opened what they call a ‘fact-finding compliance case’, has raised the temperature more than a little.Julia McNaney, …

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Berkeley Court – Correction and Apology

There was a significant error in the piece in our December 2020 / January 2021 issue on Berkeley Court, the apartment development in Warwick Street. We stated that the site was previously occupied by HIP Refrigeration, which was incorrect. HIP are still trading from the adjacent site. The error was caused by a confusion on …

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Save Earlsdon Architect’s Cinema

Sherrie Edgar writes seeking support for the campaign to save part of the legacy of an Earlsdon-based architect of the early 20th Century: Earlsdon-based architect J. H. Gilbert, who lived at 17 Palmerston Road. designed the iconic cinema The Paris at 150 Far Gosford Street, Coventry, which is set for demolishment for a six-storey building …

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Rooftop Upgrade

As the April ECHO went to press we became aware of a proposed upgrade to the existing telecommunications installation on the roof of the Albany Club in Earlsdon Street. This is currently at the ‘pre-app’ stage i.e. it is not yet the subject of a formal planning application but some information has been shared with …

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Consultation on Former Spencer Club Site

As reported in our March issue, Cassidy Group are having discussions with planning officers and ward councillors on proposals to develop the site of the Spencer Club, and land to the rear, in Albany Road. The plan is for 571 student beds including a coffee shop/communal area within a landscaped area fronting Albany Road. Cassidy’s …

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Coffee Shop Plans – correction / clarification

Following up yesterday’s item on the plans for a coffee shop in the former NatWest Bank in Earlsdon Street, we stated in that post that the toilets would be on the first floor, raising access issues. Prompted by a reader’s comment, we have checked again – one version of the plans shows a single ground …

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Massive House Planned for Canley Gardens

A planning application (ref. FUL/2018/3439) has been made to demolish 23 Innis Road and replace it with a large, 5 bedroom house of 3 storeys. The building would be 50% larger than the existing property and would be taller and very close to the properties on either side. As well as dominating the street scene …

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Another Coffee Shop?

A planning application (ref. FUL/2018/0138) has been made to turn the former NatWest bank in Earlsdon Street into a coffee shop with seating for 60-80 people on the ground floor which would be open Monday to Sunday 9am to 11pm. The plans show a kitchen and details are given for fume extraction etc. but there …

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