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Changes to Moseley's Yard planning application

20th October 2006 @ 10:10am – by Audlem Webteam
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With work having started on the Moseley's Yard (aka Canalside Yard) development off Shropshire Street, a number of eagle-eyed correspondents have contacted Audlem Online about recent changes to the planning permission. One asks: "Why are planning applications in such small print? This was spotted on page 36 in this week's Chronicle ...'including alterations to A1 retail unit shop front, new bin/cycle store and service area and increase in ridge height for eight apartmentsabove the retail units at Canalside Yard, Audlem for Muller Palatine Properties Ltd'. Just a few queries that spring to my mind – where are bins/cycle stores going – there's no room on the main street; how much of a height increase? Should we be concerned? I think we ought to put all planning applications of village interest onto the web site simply because they are tucked away in the newspapers."

Another correspondent asked precisely the same questions – the italics above highlight the main concern of both correspondents.

Fortunately Audlem resident Greville Watts, of the CPRE, has looked at the applications in some detail. He says: "I have in fact looked at this application and find

that the proposed changes are fairly minor. The increases in ridge height

are to the Shropshire Street building – 150mm at the end nearest the

hairdressers, and 375mm on the other half. The developers argue, probably

correctly, that the difference will not readily be apparent from street

level. The increases are due to the discovery of projecting foundations from

the hairdressers building which mean that the new foundations will have to

be made a little higher, and at the other end, the main retail tenant has requested a higher ceiling height."

"Other minor changes are the elimination of one external door in the retail frontage and the removal of a bin store/cycle shed from the side to the rear.

All planning applications are sent to the Parish Council and to the

Amenities Society. I receive copies of the weekly list on behalf of CPRE.

Nonethless, I think your idea of publicity on the village website is a

helpful one, though perhaps only for applications of interest to the whole

village, rather than for minor house alterations etc."

Audlem Online will investigate how best to publish details of key planning applications, as suggested.

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