Update on Meteor Ford/Tesco
I wrote to all members of the Planning Committee on Dec 31st attaching a Statement (see below) which was written by three of us who spoke at the meeting on Dec 9th and met David Wells, the Planning Officer, on Dec 22nd.
My covering message stated:
“The fact that three of us have taken so many hours during the holiday period, away from our family festivities, to write this demonstrates how strongly we feel that you need to have correct information on which to base your decision.
We hope that you will make time to read the Statement, and look at the attached diagrams. This will clarify that the report recommending approval, that you received for your meeting in November, contained some information that has turned out to be incorrect. I’m referring in particular to the fact that Moseley is not a “retail gap area” and that some aspects of the traffic impact following the development were thought to be before the mitigating design was put in place. We expect that the further report that you will receive from the Planning Officer will refer to this fact.
In case you feel that the information included in our statement does not justify our concern about the damage due to the increased traffic, the Moseley Farmers Market CIC has offered to pay for a professional critique of the Transport Assessment. We hope to have the report ready for your meeting.
The six points listed below are supported by the Moseley Society and the Moseley Community Development Trust, but due to the holiday period their committees have not discussed the full document yet.”
I’ve not pasted these points below, they are Traffic, Parking, Retail Impact, Sheltered Housing, Medical Centre and Time Limit – see the Statement for the full detail.
Peter Douglas Osborn wrote to say that the Statement is being considered and that it will not be on the Planning Committee agenda until late January.
It will be on the agenda of the open meeting on the Moseley Forum Committee tomorrow – Jan 5th – 19.15 at the Moseley Exchange