Planning Appeal Inquiry – 193 Camp Hill, Highgate
Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/P4605/W/20/3250072
Birmingham City Council Planning Application Reference: 2018/09467/PA
Redevelopment of the site to provide 480 no. homes, a hotel (Use Class C1) and flexible business/commercial floorspace of 1,480sqm (Use Classes A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B8 and D1) in 7 new blocks (A to G) ranging from 3 to 26 storeys, together with car parking, landscaping and associated works.
An appeal against the city council’s refusal of the above planning application has been made to the Planning Inspectorate.
The appeal was recovered by the Secretary of State on 8 June 2020. This means that the Planning Inspectorate will prepare a report with recommendations to the Secretary of State who will make the final decision on the proposed development scheme.
A public inquiry is now underway and hearings will be held for six working days from Tuesday 6 October 2020. Additional hearing sessions may take place up to Friday 16 October 2020 if required.
Anyone wishing to attend the inquiry must make that interest known to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer as soon as possible prior to the inquiry either by email or telephone message after reading the Inquiry Attendance Information below. The Planning Inspectorate Case Officer is Holly Dutton who can be contacted via email - firstname.lastname@example.org (tel.no.0303 444 5000).
Inquiry Attendance Information
Before deciding whether to take an active part in the Inquiry, you need to think carefully about the points you wish to make. All written submissions from application and appeal stage will be taken into account by the Inspector and re-stating the same points won’t add any additional weight to them.
If you feel that taking part in the Inquiry is right for you in whatever capacity, you can participate in a number of ways:
To take part using video, participants will need to have access to Microsoft Teams (via an app or web browser). Read more on how to use Microsoft Teams on the Microsoft website. Alternatively you can take part by telephone. Calls would be to an 020 number which will incur charges. https://www.gov.uk/call-charges
If you just wish to observe/listen in to the event, you should make that clear in your response to the Case Officer.
If you wish to take an active part in the proceedings, please make clear in your response whether you wish only to appear at the Inquiry and make a statement, or whether you would also wish to ask questions on particular topics.
If you want to take an active part but feel unable to for any reason, and/or the points you want to make are not covered in the evidence of others, consider whether someone else could raise them on your behalf, for example a neighbour, the Consortium who have been afforded Rule 6 status for the Inquiry, or even the council.
Registered participants in whatever capacity will receive individual joining instructions, providing details of any requirements, guidance and support, whether joining by Teams or telephone. You should note that the event will be recorded by the Planning Inspectorate for training and quality assurance purposes.