The Society has written to the Inspector in advance of the intended hearing, following appeal against initial rejection of this application.
The Knowle Society has written to the Planning Inspector reiterating and expanding the objections raised by the Society in its original letter to Solihull Council. This action follows an appeal by the applicant against the rejection of the application by Solihull Council.
Following negotiations over various legal matters and work to be done to public items, such as the widening of the footpath from Knowle to the site, the development of this site is now expected to proceed.
The Knowle Society has expressed its satisfaction with the plans for this site, which it believes will be an enhancement to the area. See SMBC Planning Application Decision: 2009/72/S.
The Inspector has requested further information from the appellant and has therefore postponed the hearing planned for 3rd August 2010.
All the hardcore is to be removed and levels restored to their original level with topsoil. This will happen over the school summer holiday. In the autumn the site will be planted with trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grass.
The Society has been advised that not only has the Grove Farm, Jacobean Lane Marina planning application rejection been appealed but the Stripes Hill Marina application has also now gone to appeal.