Update on Planning Application for possible Lidl on Batten’s Drive

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The planning application relating to a proposed Lidl supermarket on Batten's Drive is being heard by committee this week. Details can be seen on this link. Ref: 18/01049/FUL Back in 2018 I did a poll on here and spoke to local residents in the surrounding area (on the Church Hill side). Overall, the opinion I … Continue reading Update on Planning Application for possible Lidl on Batten’s Drive

Mike Rouse and Craig Warhurst selected to contest Redditch South at County Council Elections 2021

Local Conservative members in Redditch have voted to select sitting Borough Councillors Craig Warhurst and Mike Rouse to fight the Redditch South division for the County Council elections being held in May 2021. Whilst the format of the election is unclear owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the government has indicated it is keen to … Continue reading Mike Rouse and Craig Warhurst selected to contest Redditch South at County Council Elections 2021

Redditch e-Scooters answers to FAQs

As Deputy Leader of Redditch Borough Council please allow me to answer some of the frequently asked questions about the e-scooter trial and hopefully address some of the concerns some people might have. Why don't they cover the whole town? The zone is restricted as part of the trial. The council and the Department for … Continue reading Redditch e-Scooters answers to FAQs

Welcoming the suspension of the ‘get back to work’ campaign

I welcome the postponement of the 'get back to work' campaign the government was looking to launch, which sought to encourage workers back into the cities. The news comes as research reveals as many as 4 in 10 people who used to drive into work are still working from home. Amongst senior management that figure … Continue reading Welcoming the suspension of the ‘get back to work’ campaign

The Conservative Case for Active Travel

sportive woman with bicycle resting on countryside road in sunlight

Background and Context The government has had what might be argued as a road to Damascus conversion to the benefits of active travel. Others might argue Boris has always been keen on cycling. Either way, Boris wants us all to get fit and he likes cycling as a means to get about. Boris himself says: … Continue reading The Conservative Case for Active Travel

Representations regarding Edgeworth Close Housing Development 19/01575/FUL

I have today sent the following email in response to the planning application that Redditch Borough Council is submitting so the council can build 19 affordable dwellings to house people in need across Redditch. These will provide 48 bedrooms to accommodate 86 people. Three of the units will be Dormer-style bungalows, which will allow elderly … Continue reading Representations regarding Edgeworth Close Housing Development 19/01575/FUL

Remembering a tragic road traffic accident of 29th April 2009, which resulted in the death of Daniel Patterson, 21.

On the 29th of April 2009 I was sat in my room in house that I shared with friends that faced onto the London Road, Coventry (A4114). I was working late, probably on a website, when I heard an almighty smash followed by the screeching of a car braking. I initially assumed that two cars … Continue reading Remembering a tragic road traffic accident of 29th April 2009, which resulted in the death of Daniel Patterson, 21.