Surprise Decision In Birmingham

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Well this one raised a smile.

So an application for “Change of use of No. 219 from a dwelling house (Use Class C3) to a place of worship with ancillary faith-based educational institution and Imam’s flat (Use Class D1) to be used in conjunction with existing place of worship at No. 221 ” has been refused by Birmingham City Council

Reasons given for refusal were :-

The proposed development would adversely affect the amenities of occupiers of dwellings in the vicinity from noise and general disturbance arising from comings and goings at the application premises. As such the proposal would be contrary to Paragraphs 3.8 and 3.10 of the Birmingham Unitary Development Plan (2005), guidance given in Places of Worship and Faith-Related Community and Education Uses SPD (2011) and the National Planning Policy Framework (2012). 2 Use of the nearby bingo hall car park has not been adequately secured as part of this planning application and as such the proposed development would lead to additional parking in nearby roads, to the detriment of pedestrian and highway safety. As such, it would be contrary to Paragraphs 3.8, 3.10 and 6.39 of the Birmingham Unitary Development Plan (2005), advice given in Places of Worship and Faith-Related Community and Education Uses SPD (2011) and the National Planning Policy Framework (2012).

The reason we thought this decision was odd , the applicants already own the property next door…..which BCC approved ! Both are small properties , and we doubt there will be much additional noise and disturbance to the residential amenity.

Still….a wins a win !!     Standby for an appeal.

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