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New flats proposed for historic Solihull street

Solihull Editorial 21st Dec, 2019   0

A FAMILY home in a historic Solihull road could be demolished to make way for flats.

Made Architecture, based in Solihull, has applied to the borough council to replace a 1930s house at 39 Kineton Green Road with five two-bedroom flats.

The road is a conservation area in Olton, less than 400 yards from Olton Reservoir.

In proposals being considered by Solihull Council’s planning department, the architects show a ‘high-quality’ and ‘sympathetic’ brick building to contain the five apartments.

The flats would have a basement car park with space for 10 cars, and the second floor of the block would feature a penthouse apartment.

A lift and ‘disability minded’ design would ensure the apartments are accessible.

The Olton Conservation area dates from the 1960s, used to protect the look of local Victorian and turn-of-the-century villas and large homes.

Heritage consultants Locum said: “Number 39 Kineton Green Road is identified as among a group of notable examples of buildings which have a negative impact on the established character and appearance of the conservation area.

“The negative contribution is attributed to unsympathetic alterations, principally referring to three single-storey extensions to the main house – the quality of the extensions is notably poor, all of which use materials incongruous to the conservation area.”

The planning department will decide the proposals on February 3 2020.


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