Agenda and minutes

Planning - Wednesday, 17th January, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Gavin Day  Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Anthony Lovell.



Declarations of Interest

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and / or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.



There were no declarations of interest.



Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 316 KB


The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 6th December 2023 were presented to Members.




the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 6th December 2023 were approved as a true and accurate record and signed by the Chair.



Update Reports

To note Update Reports (if any) for the Planning Applications to be considered at the meeting (circulated prior to the commencement of the meeting)



There were no update reports.



23/01154/FUL - Arrow Valley Park, Battens Drive, Redditch, B98 0LJ pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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The application was being reported to the Planning Committee because the applicant was Redditch Borough Council. As such the application fell outside the scheme of delegation to Officers.

Officers presented the report and in doing so, drew Membersattention to the presentation slides on pages 5 to 13 of the Site Plans and Presentations pack.

The application was forArrow Valley Park, Battens Drive, Redditch, B98 0LJand soughtthe Installation of a Pump Track between the existing BMX facility and Skate Park on site.


The proposed location detailed on page 6 of the Public Reports pack was an undeveloped grassland area situated between the existing BMX and Skatepark facilities at the Arrow Valley site and was accessed via Icknield Street Drive.


Officers detailed that the track would be approximately 60m by 25m in size and the track would be 118m in length. There would also be some hedgerow screening and a planted wildflower meadow at the rear of the site.


The site would be accessed via Icknield Street Drive and the current parking was deemed adequate. Officers further detailed the short-term impact on car parking with 16 spaces being blocked off during the development, however, there would be no long-term impact. Worcestershire Country Council Highways did not raise an objection to the application, nor were there any 3rd party or technical objections.


Officers clarified the following points after questions from Members.


  • That the Appropriate ward for the application was not Winyates but the Matchborough Ward.
  • There was no supplied timescale to officers as to the length of the development.
  • The track would be Asphalt with grass in between the areas.
  • There would be no charge to use the track and would be free to Members of the public.


Members then proceeded to debate the application.


Members stated that the application would be a great addition to Redditch and would be an excellent opportunity to those of all abilities. On being put to a vote it was:




having had regard to the development plan and to all other materialconsiderations, planning permission be GRANTED subject to theconditions outlined on page 18 of the Public Reports pack.



23/01265/FUL - 8 Thornhill Road, North Moons Moat, Redditch, B98 9ND pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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The Chair announced that the application had been withdrawn on request of the applicant.