Councillor Phil Bateman Makes A Formal Objection.

We have a planned development taking place here in Ashmore Park that has lead to some degree of concern for local residents living in Barnard Road. I have given the matter some deep thought and  I have formally objected to the development of the proposed Care Home on Barnard Road for the following planning issues. The development of the Care Home on Barnard Road is objected to because it will be an over development of the site. I emphasise that my only objections are the planning issues, and nothing else.


cid_image002_jpg01d0714b-barnard-roadI submit that for the planning application on the site as it stands – the application will be overbearing. The design will not fit into the residential road vista that currently is Barnard Road.

I am concerned that the drainage and sewerage generated by the building and its residents will over power the current arrangements for sewerage, and that it will add extra water run off to inadequate storm drainage. 


The number of vehicles in Barnard Road currently causes problems with highway obstructions, the extra traffic to the care home including delivery vehicles without some actions being taken to alleviate and mitigate residential parking will increase the chances of accidents in what is a very tight suburban road. The potential obstruction by parked vehicles could impede Emergency services. The extra traffic and supplying the home with lorry deliveries will destroy grass verges, which are important environmentally for water run off.

I trust that you will report my objections to the Planning Committee and would like to indicate my request that I be able to address the Planning Committee on the day that the application is heard.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more