March 4, 2024

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‘They glimpse like Phantom of the Opera masks’

Fears that new households planned for Shirley resemble “Phantom of the Opera” masks have led councillors to desire developers rethink their physical appearance.

Even though the application, which addresses a 76-household estate, was accredited, planners failed to like the search of the structures and reported that proposals for the resources would have to have to be resubmitted.

The estate in concern is just a person phase of a broader redevelopment of The Eco-friendly business park, on the Stratford Street.

Outline preparing permission for the venture was granted previous year and the report this week appeared at the finer depth of one unique plot, to the middle of the web site.

Though the arranging committee agreed that more perform was necessary when it arrived to products, citing worries about the use of rendering and the selection of brickwork.

Cllr Maggie Allen (Inexperienced, Shirley West) reported she “was not pleased with the design at all” and explained it reminded her of a well-known fictional character.



a large brick building: The half-rendered, half brick design shown to Solihull's planning committee proved unpopular.


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The 50 %-rendered, half brick layout shown to Solihull’s preparing committee proved unpopular.

“I assume it seems genuinely odd and the kinds that are 50 percent rendered, 50 percent brick they appear a little bit like the Phantom of the Opera masks. And I seriously do assume they’re entirely completely wrong.”

Cllr Diana Holl-Allen (Con, Knowle) also had considerations about their physical appearance.

“I think they look hideous to be honest with you.”

Cllr Bob Grinsell (Con, Olton) stated that even though he agreed about the seem of the structures, the generation of new housing was nevertheless to be welcomed.

“This software is offering very affordable properties to the individuals of Solihull and men and women who aspire to dwell in Solihull … This is a great application for men and women of much more average signifies to live inside of our fantastic borough.”



diagram, map: Phase E (in pale blue) is part of a wider redevelopment at The Green which will eventually encompass hundreds of homes and car dealership schemes.


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Section E (in pale blue) is section of a broader redevelopment at The Eco-friendly which will eventually encompass hundreds of properties and motor vehicle dealership strategies.

A report offered to councillors stated that the types submitted by Bellway Residences were “modern day”.

It was also intended to blend in with other phases on the very same web page.

As soon as accomplished the growth will include things like a mixture of apartments, maisonettes, terraced and semi-detached residences.

Following the debate, councillors voted in favour of acceptance with the condition that the concern of products be appeared at once again.