Canwell Hall Planning Application
Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2009
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A response from Lichfield District Council to a question from the Express and Star about a planning application in CanwellAt the Planning Committee on Monday 3 August, councillors voted to approve the Canwell Hall planning application. The application is to replace a bungalow with a three storey country house, built in a classical style.
Because the proposed development is within the greenbelt and covers a larger floor space (over the three floors) than the bungalow, the application has been referred to the Government Office. They will now decide if they want to call the decision in and send it to a public enquiry.
Richard Cox, Chairman of Lichfield District Council's Planning Committee, said: "We approved the Canwell Hall planning application because we agreed that a country house is far more in keeping with the area, especially because the current bungalow is built on the site of a country house that was demolished in the 60s.
"In approving the application, we specified a number of conditions the developers must agree to. These include building a bat house - so that the bats that live in the cellar and roof of the bungalow can be re-housed, sympathetic landscaping, and protecting a number of significant trees within the grounds."