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Local Planning Applications

Posted by Dusan Popratnjak, 3/7/08 at 1:01:31 PM.

Recent Planning Applications in Aldridge.

Please see recent applications that have been made to Planning that are sited within the Aldridge area and may be off interest to you.Keeping our residents informed about whats happening.


Demolition will help to spruce up district says housing group.

Run - down flats now likely to be flattened.

An abandoned rundown block of flats in Aldridge which has become a magnet for vandals and an eye sore for neighbourshas been earmarked for demolition.The flats in Portland Road,Aldridge are owned by Walsall Housing Group (WHG) which now aims to flatten them and help spruce up the area.

The 1960's grey brick building houses eight one bed room flats.All eight flats are empty and in a state of disrepair,according to WHG.The demolition is part of WHG's plan for redevelopment of some of its existing housing stock.

The applicants are proposing to secure the site with a boarded fence until the future development is brought forward.

The only obstacle standing in the way is the fact that the building is in a conservation area.

However,head of planning David Elsworthy said  in a report to be delivered to councillors the demolition work of buildings in a conservation area is not normally allowed unless a contract for the rebuilding has been let.

This ensures the conservation area is not harmed by creatingan unsightly gap with the cleared land.However in this cas,it is considered the existing building makes little or no architectural or historical contribution and the building detracts from the overall character and apperance of the conversation are.


Plan to restore Barr Beacon memorial.

One of Aldridges most famous land marks the Barr Beacon War Memorial is at the centre of a major restoration project.

A package of improvements,to be funded by external sources,is currently being put together by the council chiefs and the Barr Beacon Trust.

Councillor Adrian Andrew said "As well as attemping to secure funding for the memorial itself we also want to restore the historic flag pole and complete the replacement of the railings around the Joseph Scott plantation,which dates from 1799".

In addition to all this work we want to make the newly declared Barr Beacon Local Nature Reserve site even more welcoming for visitors

To this end we will be consulting withas many groups,organisations and individuals as possible to seek their views on what other improvements they would like to see.We would also like to hear thoughts and ideas on how they could become more involved in future events on the site.

you can register your support on the project by e mailing


Alternately you can write to Walsall Council Countryside services,The Hanger,The Airport,Bosty Lane,Alridge.WS9 0QQ.


Premises are earmarked for demolition in move for properties

Club and pitches to make way for new homes

A social club and sports pitches in Aldridge will poosibly disappear to make way for more than 80 houses under new plans revealled today.

Bolton MKM Sports and Social club,adjoining Bolton MKM in Middlemore Lane Aldridge,has been earmarked for demolition to pave the way for an 84 - home development.Football pitches and tennis courts would be built on under proposal, but developers say the bowling green will remain.

Original plans were refused in June  this year.The first scheme included keeping the social club and building 88 homes.

Now land owner CB Richard Ellis Strategic Partners UK Ltd has returned with new plans lodged at Walsall Council.

The fresh application does not include the social club,which is trafditionally for the workers of Bolton MKM -a metal manufacturing firmBut it has become a base for sports clubs in recent years who play football and tennis courts on the seven acre site.

The pitches would be wiped away under the plans with alternative provision made at the nearby Anchor Meadow playing fields for teams and improvements to changing facilities there paid for by the developer.

The social club could be found a new home in the old ball room at Bolton MKM next door,it has been suggested.

The previous application was knocked back in the summer because of extra traffic fears and the fact it did not offer enough to the surrounding environment.

The new proposal differences include the provision of a canalsise beauty spot with wild life information boards,bat boxes and bird boxes.

There would also be a pedestrian links linking the development with waterside and a single acces road to the site which sits between Middlemore Lane and the Daw End branch canal.

A single industrial building also remains on the land which is identified as employment land.


Barr Beacon gets £24,000 picnic area

Visitors to Aldridges Barr Beacon nature reserve can enjoy a new picnic facilities area thanks to a £24,000 grant.The Rotary Club of Aldridge and The Barr Beacon Trust teamed up with Walsall Councils countyside for the work.

The new facilities have been installed through a cash boost on behalf of the Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust (ICET) through the landfill Communities Fund,secured in November 2007.

Aside from the £1,200. spent on picnic tables and new rubbish bins,the grant will also cover the cost of cleaning the war memorial,a panoramic disc for the monument,a new nature trail leaflet and a wildlife habitat improvement work.

The new facilities will make this an important and beautiful nature reserve an even more enjoyable place for people to visit.

Chris Blakemore Chairman of Aldridge Rotary Club said "We are delighted to be involved in such a wortwhile project to improve facilities for visitors of this picturesque and well loved site.


Road Traffic Regulation Act.

1984 - Section 14 (1)

As Amended by the Road Traffic(Temporary Restrictions )Act 1991.

Walsall Metropolitan Borough.

Erdington Road,Aldridge

(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) order 2008.

Notice is hereby given that Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council intends to make an order,the effect of which will be to prevent any vehicle from proceeding in that length of carriageway of Ergington Road,Aldridge that is situated from its junction with Portland Road to its junction with Whetstone Lane,Aldridge.

Access to adjacent properties will be maintained.

The alternate route for vehicles affected by the order will be via Little Hardwick Road,A452 Chester Road AND A454 Little Aston Road and vice versa.

This order will come into operation on Wednesday 23rd July 2008 and will remain in force for 18 months or until the work is completed,which ever is the earlier.

The work is expected to take 6 weeks and will allow contractors  working on behalf of Severn Trent Water to undertake a sewer replacement scheme.

Dated 11th day of July 2008.



Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Town and County Planning(GeneralDevelopment Procedure)Order 1995


TJM Holdings Ltd

Construction of units fore use Classes B1 (B),b1 (C) (Aggregrate not exceeding 2000m2,) B2 and B8 with associated roads and parking at land adjacent to

S.Jones Ltd

Anglian Road,




Date 28/06/08. Planning(Listed Building & Conservation Area) Act 1990 (Section 73)

Application affecting a Conservation Area and/or a listed building.

Planning Application08/0934/FL

Charmend Limited.

Proposed sun lounge extension at Aldridge Court Nursing Home,Little Aston Road,Aldridge,WS9 ONN.


Planning application reference 06/0169/0l/E4.

520 Chester Road,Aldridge.

Outline planning application for residential development and construction of new access road to serve Branton Hill Quarry.

Bliss Sand and Gravel  Co Ltd (The applicant) has applied to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council for planning permission for the above development.The applicant has been called - in for determination by the Secretary of State and a public enquiry is due to commence on 15th July 2008.

Notice is Hearby Given that the Applicant has submitted a revised access arrangement in connection with the application.

The revised access arrangement replaces the previously proposed roundabout access on Chester Road with  a priority junction and involves a corresponding amendment to the application site boundary.Copies of the amended plans are available for inspection at the Planning and Building Control Department,WMBC in Darwall Street, Walsall.

All documents submitted as part of the application are available to view on the Councils website

Any one who wishes to comment on the application should do so within 21 days of this notice in writing to the Planning Inspectorate4/04 Kite Wing,Temple Quay House,2 The Square,Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN QUOTING REFERENCE app/v4630/08/1202859

Addleshaw Goddard 11/06/2008



Peugeot Dealers Plan.(14/06/08)

An Aldridge car dealership could exppand its base with an extra showroom,bosses have revealed.

Arbury Peugeot in Walsall Road,Aldridge has proposed building a new showroom and a new shop frront at their site.Bosses have submitted a planning application to Walsall Council and it will be considered at a future meeting.


Planning (Listed) building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (Section 73).

Applications affecting a Conservation area and/or a Listed Building

08/0483/FL AND 08/045/LB.

Aldridge Manor House Youth Club.

Provision of disabled ramp from car park to sports hall and provision of disabled car ark sace at Aldridge Manor House,Little Aston Road,Aldridge



CB Richard Ellis Limited

Outline appliation for redevelopment of land for residential (C3) new sports and social club (D2),retention of existing bowling green,creation of new access and associated parking.Access and layout only for consideration at land at Middlemore Lane,Aldridge.

Formerly McKechnie Metals Sports and Social.

Application for Parcel Firm could bring up to 20 new jobs in Aldridge.

Up to 20 new jobs could be created if planning bosses give the go - ahead for a proposed parcel distribution centre on an old industrial site in Aldridge.

The application for land on the Morford Road,off Northgate, close to the shops on the corner of Leighswood Avenue.

The application will go to planning chiefs tonght April 1st 2008..

This application as been welcomed by a leading councillor who stated that the proposals would be a major boost for the area.The application made by Interlink Express is of a change of use  to storage and distribution.The premises are currently vacant being one of the two main buildings previously occupied by Aldridge Plastics.The plans forthis parcel depot would replace an existing Interlink Express located in Coppice Road.

The application was welcomed by ward councillor Tom Ansell,who said " I think this is a absolutely fantastic news,it is set to create new jobs which is excellent to the area and welcome the application.The site will have three office workers and an operational manager and 15 - 20 people based at the site but would work in vans and other vehicles.

The applicant proposes to run a 24 hour operation seven days a week.


Road Traffic Regulation Act,1984-Section 14 (1).

As Ammended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions ) Act 1991.

Walsall Metropolitan Borough

B4154 Bosty Lane,Aldridge

(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic ) Order 2008

Notice is hereby given that Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council intends to make an ORDER,the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of carriageway of :-

B4154 Bosty Lane,Aldridge from its junction with A454 Walsall Road to its junction with Quicksand Lane.

Access to adjacent properties will be maintained.

The alternative route for vehicles affected by this order will be (for south - eastbound traffic ) via A454 Walsall Road,Longwood Lane, B4151 Sutton Road and B4154 Longwood Road, and (for north westbound traffic) via Birmingham Road and A454 Walsall Road.

This ORDER will come into operation on Friday 21st March 2008 and will remain in force for 18 months or until the work is completed,which ever is the earlier.

The work is expected to take 2 weeks to complete and is necessary to allow contractors to undertake a sewer connection scheme.

Dated this day 14th day of March 2008.

Reference PBW/2265/2454.


Planning Services Regeneration.

Notice is Hereby given that applications set out below have been made to the Council.

Copies of applications may be inspected at First Stop Shop Civic Centre,Walsall during the hours of 08.45am - 5 .15pm Monday - Thursday  and 08.45am - 4.45pm on Friday alternatively the application may be viewed on our web site

Representations about an application should be made in writing to Planning Services, Civic Centre, Darwell Street, Walsall WS1 1DJ within 21days of the date of this notice.


TJM Holdings Ltd.

Construction of 12 no. units for use classes B1(b).B2 and B8 together with associated roads and parking.

At Land adjacent to S.Jones Ltd.Anglian Road,Aldridge WS9 8EP.



Mr Pat Moran.

Outline application for the construction of 12 no.units for classes B1 (b), B1 (c) and B2 and B8 uses with associated roads and parking (means of access to be determined).

At land adjacent to S.Jones Ltd.Anglian Road,Aldridge.WS9 8EP.



07/2707/FL /E10.

Change of use of storage area to area designated for parking of caravans and mobile homes at Aldridge Lodge Farm,Bosty Lane,Aldridge.



Residential Development by the erection of 14 retirement apartments,6 private apartments and 4 detached houses with conservatories attached to plots 16 - 17 with ancillary access at 41 - 43,Leighswood Road,Aldridge.

Date received 1/12/2007.



Erection of single storey detached building to provide two main rooms and toilet facilities at Cooper and Jordan School ,The Green,Aldridge.

Date received 19/02/2008.


Outcry as waterfront scheme was unveiled.

Homes bid sparks fear for local area.

Draft proposals that had been put on show for new waterfront homes on the sports field next to the former McKechnie Metals site attracted many local interested residents who fear that their town is being swallowed up by housing.

Plans for 56 houses and 32 flats for the site in Middlemore Lane had been un veiled at the drop in session at Aldridge Community Centre.Representatives from the developers C.B Richard Ellis Investors had been on hand to explain their drawings of polans and to discuss any issues raised.

Many local families initially feared that it was part of Anchor Meadow open space - park land used for fairs and local annual community events was going to be swallowed up and developed.

But the plans define that it was for 3 hectares adjacent to the Boliden MKM factory which came to Aldridge in the 1960's and manufactures brass,copp and bronze.

Local residents said they were very un- happy more housing was being put up in the town which as recently seen a new estate created off Leighswood road in recent years.

The proposals are for two three and four bedroomed homes wiyh a quarter designated for first time buyers and key workers and a new sports and social club with modern facilities.

Some of the buildings will over look the Daw end branch of the Wyrley and Essington canal.

Some concerns about how the development would impact the junction at Middlemore lane and Leighswood Road.



Public meeting for families to have their say on future of the land.

Should the school have been closed down ?

Was the site primed for building new houses ?

Currently limited places at schools in Aldridge.

Could the site have been used  for other purposes /


Residents give their views on school site plans.

Families living near the now demolished Redhouse School that closed down a year ago will get a chance to give their views over the re - development of the site on the Redhouse Estate in Aldridge.

The former Redhouse Primary School building has suffered an arson attack and vandalism after it was closed due to falling numbers - despite a battle by parents and local residents organisations who gamely tried to save it. Now Walsall Council will be holding a public consultation to hear the residents views concerning the future of the property in Gorsey Way.

Senior regeneration officer at Walsall Council Joel Maybury Said "We would like to hear from residents who have questions about planning application and any comments given will be taken on board". Leaflets have bee distriuted in the area that informed residents of the meeting.The public consultation took place at Aldridge Library in Rookery Lane on Friday between 10.00am - 16.00pm.Council officers were on hand to answer questions that residents had about the future of the land.

Stunned children - pupils at the school  and staff turned up for their last day ever at the scool to find builders on site ready to board it up with them still inside.Other schools and organisations actually came to the school to remove furniture and equipment on the last day which was a very up setting experience for staff and pupils.


Parents launched an appeal against trhe closure two years ago and won a short term reprieve when original proposals to close it at the end of the Summer term in 2005 were postponed until the following year.


After the school closed householders called for security to be stepped up on the site after a suspected arson attack left an out building once used to store sports equipment was destroyed.


For furter information about the site contact Walsall Councils Regeneration team on 01922 -653221

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