New plan for 'neglected' Stoke-on-Trent fly-tipping hotspot

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A fly-tipping hotspot previously earmarked for homes could play host to storage units. Plans have been put forward to set up 23 units along with an office on the site off Tunstall's Broomhill Street.

It's believed a scheme for a two-storey apartment block containing eight flats previously granted. However that was superseded by plans for two homes and a bungalow.

Now a fresh project has been put to planners at Stoke-on-Trent City Council. A design and access statement, in support of the scheme, said the land was 'neglected' and had become a magnet for fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.

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It states: "The proposed development would be on a previously developed site (and) he surrounding area is predominantly residential. The self storage units will provide much needed storage accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent.

"The building layout, car parking, access and position of the building largely mirror the plans of the previously approved developments. In terms of the external appearance, the storage units would have a typically traditional appearance, whilst still reflecting its residential surroundings by way of facing brickwork walls.

"The site has been neglected for a number of years due to national economic constraints and as such is in a very poor condition. The site has been a target for vandalism, fly tipping and anti-social behaviour (and) has been identified as requiring immediate development by local councillors.

"It is important to note that the surrounding dwellings and buildings are not considered to be of any historic or architectural quality. The proposal will still be considered as a vast visual improvement to the site, which in its current form detracts from the quality of the area."

Listed below are other planning applications published online by councils in North Staffordshire during the past fortnight.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

71090/FUL: Extension and conversion of the existing outbuilding to be used as ancillary accommodation at 268 High Street, Tunstall, ST6 5TY

71084/FUL: Extension of vehicular access at 1761 Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 7AA

71083/FUL: Two storey side extension and extension to existing driveway at 32 Hartwell Road, Meir, ST3 7BB

71061/FUL: Replacement windows (part-retrospective) at Ye Olde Smithy, 52-54 Moorland Road, Burslem, ST6 1DT

71035/FUL: Two storey side extension at 84 Seddon Road, Meir, ST3 5NZ

71039/FUL: Installation of new vehicular access including installation of gates at Kaybee Doors, Govan Road, Fenton, ST4 2RS

71050/CLE: Certificate of (existing) lawful development to confirm the lawful use of a first floor rear terrace at 24 Rose Street, Hanley, ST1 6PH

71031/FUL: Installation of new statue including base, associated feature walls and hard landscaping at Port Vale Football Club, Hamil Road, Burslem, ST6 1AJ
71054/FUL: Single storey rear extension at 86 Buccleuch Road, Normacot, ST3 4RL

71024/FUL: Change of use to retail and one self contained flat to ground floor and two self contained flats to upper floors together with single storey rear extension at 261 High Street, Tunstall, ST6 5EG

70991/AD: Two externally illuminated fascia signs, one hanging sign, one post sign and three panel signs at 19-23 Sandon Road, Meir, ST3 7DJ

70993/FUL: Change of use to a car sales/car wash and valeting facility at land on Cleveland Street, Burslem

70891/FUL: Erection of one detached dwelling at 545-547 High Lane, Burslem, ST6 7EP

70689/FUL: Erection of 23 storage units, formation of new vehicle access with ancillary office accommodation and bin store on land off Broomhill Street, Tunstall, ST6 5JE

Newcastle Borough Council

24/00477/LEXNOT: Prior notification of a single storey rear extension measuring 5.90m in depth, 3.90m maximum height and 2.60m to the eaves at 22 Harper Avenue, Newcastle, ST5 9DT

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

SMD/2024/0301: Proposed double and single storey extension to rear at 133 Cheadle Road, Cheddleton, ST13 7HN

SMD/2024/0303: Application to vary Conditions 2, 3 and 9 in relation to SMD/2023/0407 (variation of condition in relation to proposed erection of a dwelling) on land at Basford View, Cheddleton, ST13 7HJ

SMD/2024/0302: Proposed extensions and alterations to provide additional accommodation at 3 Hazel Grove, Biddulph Moor, ST8 7NY

DET/2024/0024: Application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed a free standing GRP Substation with a 4Way LV cabinet and a GRP metering enclosure at Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre, Thames Drive, Biddulph, ST8 7HL

SMD/2024/0299: Installation of Biomass Boiler 500kw and all associated works (retrospective) at Tean Leys Farm, Tean Leys, Lower Tean, ST10 4NS

DOC/2024/0052: Discharge of conditions 3, 8, 9 and 11 relating to SMD/2023/0612 (proposed change of use of former reservoir structure to a single dwelling) at former Severn Trent Reservoir, Troughstones Road, Biddulph Common, ST8 7SJ

SMD/2024/0291: Demolition of existing out buildings and creation of new dwelling and garage off existing access and associated works on land off Park Drive, Cheadle

SMD/2024/0248: Variation of conditions 4, 5, 14, 16, 19 and 31 relating to SMD/2014/0580 (redevelopment of former dye works for residential purposes comprising the erection of 19 dwellings) at former Forge Works, Congleton Road, Biddulph

SMD/2024/0226: Remove conifer hedge and install 1.8m high featheredge fence behind existing wall at 67 Stallington Road, Blythe Bridge, ST11 9PD

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