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Report recommends approval for new homes to be built on land behind Boney Hay Working Mens Club

A report has recommended giving the green light to plans to build three new homes on land next to a social club in Burntwood.

Boney Hay Working Mens Club. Pic: Google Streetview
Boney Hay Working Mens Club. Pic: Google Streetview

The two-bedroom properties are planned for the site behind Boney Hay Working Mens Club.

Burntwood Town Council had objected to the proposals for the land off North Street due to the impact on neighbouring properties.

But an officer’s report to Lichfield District Council’s planning committee has recommended approving the development.

“It is considered that the proposal would have an acceptable relationship to neighbouring properties and garden spaces, and would provide acceptable standards of living for future and existing residents of the locality,” the report explains.

“It is noted that residents have raised concerns regarding the safety of children who play out in Sandown Close. While the scheme will introduce a further three dwellings, and consequently more vehicles to the area it is not considered the impact upon existing residents would be severe in order to sustain a reason for refusal on pedestrian safety.”

Missing deeds

Residents living nearby have also raised concerns that missing deeds for the working mens club meant there could be issues relating to the development of the land.

But the council official said: “Through their representations residents have brought to light that the deeds for Boney Hay Working Mens club are not available to view from Land Registry, and therefore there could be restrictions that developers would be in breach of and state that no permission should be granted until these are available.

“The matter of what is contained in the Title Deeds, and any potential restrictions, would be a civil matter, outside of any planning legislation. Therefore the Local planning authority cannot refuse a planning application on this basis.”

The report will be heard at a meeting of Lichfield District Council’s planning committee on Monday (28th October).

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