Planning News June/July 2016
In the period March to July, 83 planning applications have been considered, objections have been made on 11 and comments were made on a further 3.
In July, the objections included the construction of a new dwelling in the rear garden of a house in Tower Road North, the raising of the roof of a house under construction in the Green Belt in Oldfield Road and a new house in Pipers Lane where the footpath links to the Wirral Way. Also objections have been made to the applications below: -
296 TELEGRAPH ROAD, HESWALL, CH60 7SQ
Erection of replacement dwelling, relocation of vehicular and pedestrian access onto Telegraph Road and associated external works
Ashbourne House, MOUNT AVENUE, HESWALL,
Division of an existing plot of land into 2 plots and the creation of a new dwelling accessed from the Mount.
Proposed erection of 5 no. residential units, additional unit and re-design of APP/14/01341 [Approved] | Land Adjacent to St Peters CE Primary School, THURSTASTON ROAD, HESWALL, CH60 4SA
SEE OUR LETTER
The Society also commissioned an independent report by a highway consultant. SEE LETTER HERE
Following the objections to this application the applicant has now reverted to four houses but of a different layout and design from those previously approved. He has also removed the accesses onto West Grove. Plans on the Council website under the same application number.
The Society has made some further detailed comments and has sought the imposition of the conditions which were applied to the previously approved application.
39 THURSTASTON ROAD, HESWALL, CH60 6SB
Erection of two-storey and single-storey side extensions, single-storey rear extension and loft conversion with front and rear dormers
APP/16/00519 | The application proposes the erection of 7 detached dwellings | LAND AT STRATHEARN ROAD, LOWER HESWALL, WIRRAL, CH60 8PT
SEE OUR LETTER
The Heswall Society is pleased to note that this application has now been withdrawn
Proposed Amendments to Wirral Sites of Biological Importance
Land off Pipers Lane.
SEE OUR STATEMENT
We have submitted an objection to the demolition of the house “Axholme” and its replacement by 8 apartments. Axholme is an "Arts and Craft” House on the corner of Farr Hall Road and Thurstaston Road, just opposite St Peter’s Primary School playing field. The plans can be seen on the Wirral Council website at:
The Society is concerned about the loss of this house, about the design of the apartments and about traffic in Thurstaston Road and Farr Hall Road. A copy of the Society’s letter of objection is here.
Planning and Development
The Heswall Society is the formal Consultee for all planning matters in the Gayton and Heswall Lower Village Conservation Areas. We also monitor the Council's web site for applications elsewhere in our area which may be of concern. Our many members also make sure the Committee is aware of controversial proposals.
The Council has to make its planning decisions on the basis of the National Planning Policy framework and other Government Guidance and its own Planning policies and Supplementary Planning Documents.
The Society wishes to see the character of Heswall maintained and improved, and opposes - or seeks to modify - applications for development which would be harmful to the area. We aim to influence the outcomes by making reasoned arguments based on the planning policies and guidance notes which govern the Council's decision taking.
The Society was a consultee for the Council's Appraisal and Management Plans for the Gayton and Heswall Lower Village Conservation Areas. The Society is also a consultee for the Council's Core Strategy for Wirral and its Supplementary Planning Documents. These consultations are our opportunity to influence the policies which will provide the basis for future development in our area. The Society also made submissions to Government on its draft National Planning Policy Framework and its proposed relaxations of planning controls
We have plans showing most Tree Preservation Orders so that individual cases of trees at risk can be checked.
We believe that an active amenity Society in Heswall is crucial to ensuring the best possible protection for our local area.