This is the website of the civil parish of Keresley in north Coventry. Last updated 25th November 2018

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Next Parish Council meeting

The next Keresley Parish Council meeting is at 7pm on Tuesday 11th December in the United Reform Church Hall, Bennets Road.

The agenda is availalable to download here.

Parish Council minutes

The Keresley Parish Council held its last meeting on Tuesday 13th November in the United Reform Church Hall, Bennets Road.

Minutes from meetings can be downloaded from the Documents page.

Local housing developments - Coventry Local Development Plan

In December 2017 Coventry City Council adopted a new Local Plan - In this plan a large area of Keresley Parish greenbelt land was removed and designated as an area for housebuilding, the Keresley Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE), see links below. This calls for 3100 homes to be built, a new link road from Long Lane to Winding House Lane, two local retail centres and new schools.

There is now no GREENBELT land left in the Keresley Parish, it has all been given over to housing development within the Parish.

To date five developers have shown an interest in the provision of development for the building of 2340 houses out of the 3100.

A map showing the proposed development areas can be seen here.

Fivefield Road & Tamworth Road.
A new development of 550 dwellings is proposed by Bellway Homes Limited.

In February 2018 the developer requested a screening opinion from Coventry City Council for this development,
click on this link SCR/2018/0456 to view.

The developer held a public exhibition in the Royal Court Hotel on 26th June to allow local residents to provide feedback prior to the submission of an outline planning application at the end of 2018. After this the exhibition was moved to Keresley Library for a short period after the consultation.

An indicative plan of the development can be found here

Penny Park Lane & Bennetts Road.
A new development of 450 dwellings is proposed by David Wilson Homes.

In February 2018 the developer requested a screening opinion from Coventry City Council for this development,
click on this link SCR/2018/0468 to view.

The developer held a public consultation at the Hare & Hounds pub in mid July to allow local residents to provide feedback prior to the submission of an outline planning application at the end of 2018. The display was also in Keresley Library for a short period after the consultation.

An indicative plan of the development can be found here

Sandpits Lane & Tamworth Road.
A new development of 800 dwellings is proposed by Lioncourt.

The developer submitted an outline planning application in 2014, click on this link OUT/2014/2282 to view.

The application reads:

Outline application for the erection of up to 800 dwellings, with associated Local Centre comprising Convenience Store (Class A1) Retail/Commercial Units (Class A1, A2, A3, A5 and/or D1); a Primary School; Public Open Space (including equipped play area); allotments; nature conservation area; and landscaping; with all matters reserved except for means of vehicular access to the site from Tamworth Road and Bennetts Road South.

Whilst an outline masterplan is provided, the application is only for an agreement that development can take place from the access points shown on the Tamworth Road and Bennetts Road South.

This outline planning application was APPROVED in February 2018.

A full planning application will be submitted in 2019.

An indicative plan of the development can be found here

Watery Lane.
A new development of 40 dwellings is proposed by Newcore Capital Management on behalf of the landowners.
Brief details can be found on this leaflet Newcore development.which was distributed to residents in the neighbourhood in October.

The developer has submitted an outline planning application, click on this link OUT/2018/3080 to view.

The application reads:

Proposed residential development (up to 40 dwellings) with associated landscaping/open space, drainage and highway infrastructure (outline application - all matters reserved except access into the site)

Whilst a masterplan is shown in the outline planning application, the application itself is only for an agreement that development can take place from the access point shown in Watery Lane. Only a full planning application will show the final proposals.

A full planning application will be submitted in 2019. An indicative plan of the development can be found here

Thompsons Road & Bennetts Road North.
A new development of 500 dwellings is proposed by the Pegasus Groups. Access would be from a new roundabout at the junction of Bennetts Road North and Grove Lane.

In October 2018 the developer requested a scoping opinion from Coventry City Council for this development,
click on this link SCO/2018/3007 to view.

The developer will be holding a public exhibition in the Keresley Library on Wednesday 5th December 2018, 2pm to 8pm, to allow local residents to provide feedback prior to the submission of an outline planning application in early 2019. This would be to obtain agreement that development can take place from the access point in Bennetts Road North, opposite Grove Lane. Only a full planning application will show the final proposals.

An indicative plan of the development can be found here


News

 

Withdrawal of Stagecoach bus service 57 in Keresley village - the proposal is that this will come into effect on the 5th January 2019.

In September Stagecoach began a process of reviewing its entire bus network across the Midlands. Over this period detailed analysis has taken place to review passenger numbers on each route and ways of tackling services which are not commercially viable.

The Stagecoach statement can be found here

Warwickshire County Council are currently deciding whether they will seek to tender any elements of the withdrawn 57 service.

A petition has been started against this proposal. To sign the petition click here

M6 Road closures - Latest details can be found on this leaflet M6 night time closures


Coventry City Council
have several new DRAFT Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) which were subject to a period of public consultation between Wednesday 8 August and Friday 21 September 2018.

Two of these relate to the Keresley Sustainable Urban Extension:

• Residential Design Guidance SPD ( PDF - 20.17 MB) - Click here to download
• Residential Design Guidance Draft SPD Appendix 1 Keresley ( PDF - 1.68 MB) - Click here to download

Standards

The Declarations of Pecuniary Interest (by which Councillors might gain by being on the Council) are here.

The code of conduct signings are here

The code of conduct is here