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Coventry City Council’s decision to build a 6 green indoor bowling facility on a landlocked , green belt location.

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Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,
Dear Sir/Madam
The Coventry Indoor Bowls Club is currently based in the City Centre, which is easily accessible by road, bicycle, car, or on foot. The new proposed site at the Avenue Bowls club in Coundon, Coventry, is in a quiet, tranquil and landlocked residential area, that is totally unsuitable for a project of this magnitude. The effect on residents, wildlife and the environment would be catastrophic. Various practical alternatives, involving other Bowls clubs throughout the city,were suggested by the residents, and some of those clubs were keen to be involved in this project. However, the Council stated that the £2.05 million they have set aside for this project, would be best spent at the Avenue Bowls club. We firmly believe this was an entirely political decision by the Labour Council, based on the fact that the they, and various members of the club, have a political history.
We would be most grateful if you would look into this, as a matter of urgency, as the deadline for objections to be submitted against the Council’s planning application, is 2nd May 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. P. Sweetman

Mr. P. Sweetman

Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,
Dear Sir,
I contacted your office some time ago, with regard to Coventry City Council’s decision to submit a planning application to build a 6 green indoor bowling facility in Gaveston Road, Coventry. The proposed facility would replace the existing Coventry Bowls club, which is based in the Sports Centre, in the city centre.
Coventry City Council have decided to re-site this facility to a landlocked, green belt area, in the middle of a residential area. There are numerous reasons why this proposal quite simply, does not make sense.
There is currently a small Bowls club in Gaveston Road, which has been there for many years, and is used not only by the bowling members, but by the local community as well. However, there are various reasons why this site should not be bulldozed and replaced with a construction totally out of place in this location.
Firstly, an application to extend the intended site was rejected some years ago, for various reasons, including parking issues. These issues have only been exacerbated by the increase in traffic, and the building of an over 60’s housing complex which backs onto the proposed site, thereby affecting both the health and well-being of older members of our community.
Any independent person or body would look at the Council’s proposed site and dismiss it out of hand as being totally unsuitable.
I would add that the club has a long association with the Labour Party, and it would seem that instead of the Council looking for a suitable site for this project, they have chosen this site based solely on political affiliations, and are determined to make this facility fit into the site of this ill conceived project.
I, and many other residents would welcome your views, and hopefully, intervention , to get the Council to reconsider their application.
Kind Regards

Yours faithfully,

Mr. P. Sweetman

Simon Heydecker-Dent, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Dear Mr Sweetman,

 

Thank you for your email to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local
Government.

 

The Government is concerned that all local authorities should administer
the planning system with the utmost propriety. However, local authorities
act independently of central government. Ministers, even the Prime
Minister, have no remit to intervene in the day to day affairs of local
authorities, except where specific provision has been made in an Act of
Parliament. Local authorities are accountable for their actions to their
electorate and must act within their statutory powers.  Therefore, I
cannot comment on Coventry City Council's handling of this matter.

 

I would suggest that you first contact the Council’s Monitoring or
Complaints Officer regarding your concerns, if you have not done so
already.  Each local authority has a Monitoring Officer who is concerned
with matters of legality and propriety.  It is his or her duty to report
to the full council any cases where he or she thinks that the council, one
of its committees, sub-committees or officers is about to or has done
something unlawful, improper, or which would constitute
maladministration.   

  

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matters if this is within 6 months of the original complaint being lodged
with the local authority but you should bear in mind, however, that
councils often have more than one stage in their complaints procedure. You
will usually need to complete all stages before the Local Government &
Social Care Ombudsman will look at your complaint. I attach a link to the
website giving details of the Ombudsman's role and powers for your
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Kind regards,

 

Simon

 

 

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Subject: P. Sweetman - Coventry Indoor Bowls Club - PINS

 

Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,
Dear Sir/Madam
The Coventry Indoor Bowls Club is currently based in the City Centre,
which is easily accessible by road, bicycle, car, or on foot. The new
proposed site at the Avenue Bowls club in Coundon, Coventry, is in a
quiet, tranquil and landlocked residential area, that is totally
unsuitable for a project of this magnitude. The effect on residents,
wildlife and the environment would be catastrophic. Various practical
alternatives, involving other Bowls clubs throughout the city,were
suggested by the residents, and some of those clubs were keen to be
involved in this project. However, the Council stated that the £2.05
million they have set aside for this project, would be best spent at the
Avenue Bowls club. We firmly believe this was an entirely political
decision by the Labour Council, based on the fact that the they, and
various members of the club, have a political history.
We would be most grateful if you would look into this, as a matter of
urgency, as the deadline for objections to be submitted against the
Council's planning application, is 2nd May 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. P. Sweetman

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