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A p oposal to o e t the Bla k Ho se pu i “po E d to stude t a o odaio ould e th eate ed ate so e eside ts of the Ri e ead Estate ehi d a e a paig i g to ha e the histo i uildi g de olished. O e To Ha is, di e to of Ch ist hu h P ope ies, su essfull applied to tu the g ou d loo i to a holesale s a d the se o d a d thi d loo s i to a lat of uliple o upaio . The pu dates a k to the late s o ea l s. It as a ed oi e s at Co e t Cit Cou il as o e of the est p ese ed pu s i the ou t .

With a e e e di g se ies of la dlo ds ofe i g ash fo fa il ho es i Co e t ’s olde su u s, the i st-i e u e looki g fo a pe a e t ho e i the it is o e ote tha ot out id. A u fo tu ate situaio ote eated th ough the it ’s ush to a o odate a es alai g stude t populaio . Ho e e , ight e e it essi g a pi otal o e t ate a e e t appli aio fo uliple o upaio as oth eje ted ou pla i g o itee a d tu ed do the Mi ist o appeal. The p ope t i uesio is i Ma l o ough Road, “toke he e the o e had applied fo a ha ge of use to a HIMO fo eight stude ts. The Cou il’s poli is lea . Quote: . Houses i uliple o upaio HIMOs a i lude self- o tai ed lats, ed-sits a d sha ed houses. The a e o upied a u e of people ho do ot li e togethe as a si gle household. Although su h a o odaio pla s a i po ta t ole i the o e all suppl of housi g, its u o t olled uild-up a also p ese t p o le s i a pa i ula st eet o a ea. La ge u e s of eside ts i a o e d elli g a ad e sel afe t the a e iies of adjoi i g o upie s, fo e a ple e ause of i eased oise a d o -st eet pa ki g. The use of s all te a ed, a o f o ted o se ideta hed houses as HIMOs ill o o l ause distu a e to eigh ou s a d ill e esisted u less these issues a e ade uatel add essed. The u ulai e i pa t of su h ha ges a ha the ha a te of a a ea hi h has d elli gs ai l desig ed fo o e household. . I o side i g p oposals, it is i po ta t to p ote t the ha a te a d a e it of lo al eigh ou hoods a d to e su e that o e i te si e use of p ope ies does ot o u . E isi g “upple e ta Pla i g Guida e i ludes a se io efe i g to HIMOs. This ill e e ie ed du i g the ea l pa t of the pla pe iod to i t odu e guida e o the i u sta es i hi h the u ulai e i pa t of HIMOs o a a ea is likel to e u a epta le. ►Co e i g o the appeal oi e Geo ge Moo e of Co e t A io fo Neigh ou hoods said: Co e t ’s Lo al Pla has ot et ee supe seded. Co se ue tl all pla i g de isio s ust e ased o this. We ould pa i ula l like to d a ou ate io to Pa ag aph of the Appeal De isio Do u e t e ause it akes a st o g poi t. I Pa ag aphs . a d . of “e io H of the Pla , the Cou il’s posiio o Cha ge of Use Appli aio s is ade a solutel lea . Appli aio s ill e esisted u less e i o diio s a e et. The de isio do u e t f e ue tl etu s to these t o pa ag aphs oth e pli itl a d i pli itl . Co e try So iety urges the ou il’s pla i g depart e t to properly o sider the plight of fa ilies li i g i streets do i ated y i reasi g u ers of houses i uliple o upaio . Poli ies: . a d . . really eed to e stri ge tly applied.

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December 2015 Fo ea s the o e io f o the it e t e to the Ca al Basi has ee less tha saisfa to . U less the e’s a a o oat all this delighful o e of the it e t e has la gel e ai ed dese ted. E e the , s ua e feet uildi g the hite oa di g e o d the a o oat failed to sell he it e t u de the ha e at a e e t sale i Bi i gha . Its £ , guide p i e ith a lo g lease of ea s failed to at a t a u e . Could the stude t lats o the old Ro al Mail so i g oi e ake a dife e e? P o a l ot u less a i p o ed ossi g of the i g oad is a k o the age da.

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At a re e t “o iet o thl eei g Ia Harra i outli ed the sig ii a e a d opportu iies ofered the Cit of Culture Bid. He said: This ill ri g people together i ludi g the ider War i kshire a d ill pro ote a d de elop touris together ith the asso iated e o o i a d jo reaio e eits. It a also ha ge the rather egai e i pressio of Co e tr a d prese t a posii e i pressio to pote ial de elopers. Histori Co e tr ai s to posii el address the e ter al i age of the it , pro oi g the a azi g lega of histori uildi gs a d to help realise their pote ial. Ia had re e tl o pleted a tour of the it ith Histori E gla d u derli i g this pote ial, spa i g the edie al period through to the post- ar re-de elop e ts. The ai s are to re-ge erate histori a d listed uildi gs, pa respe t to the it s heritage e.g. the it alls a d gates a d to a ess fu di g to fa ilitate a i iies. Ia prese ted a road ra ge of pote ial de elop e ts i ludi g: ►Bri gi g old uildi gs Whitefriars o aster , Whitefriars gatehouse, Prior ‘o otages, a d & Ba le La e a k

No, ot a se ist ord de oi g a olle io of atra i e ou g o e su athi g o the la , ut altogether a ore orth proje t dear to the heart of the Co e tr “o iet . I deed the “o iet as pleased to e represe ted o O to er at “t. Ja es Pala e here The Pri e s Fou daio for Buildi g Co u iies i o ju io ith Ci i Voi e a d se eral other orga isaio s, lau hed a toolkit ai ed at e po eri g lo al o u iies to o e together a d for ulate pla s for housi g a d a e iies i there areas. Through a series of guided a i iies, the ai is for people to ide if hat is good a d ad a out their uilt o u iies. Ide if i g areas that the thi k are suita le for e ho es, pla es here a d ho estates a e rege erated, a d the ki d of to e tres thought desira le. These are so e of the aspe ts to e e plored. Ma of the issues a e re og isa le fro eigh ourhood pla s. The idea is that it is the o u it ot the pla ers a d de elopers ho put for ard their ie s. I stead the e phasis is o lo al people helpi g to get the jo o pleted ore efe i el . The Pri e of Wales ate ded the lau h isii g ea h group to hat ith the ate dees a d the speaki g to the asse l a out his passio for the uilt e iro e t a d his hope that this toolkit, de eloped the Pri e s Trust o er se eral ears ould pro e to e a atal st i tra sfor i g a d i pro i g our o u iies. This as follo ed prese taio s fro the represe tai e of the groups suppori g the i iiai e, o their o areas of i terest. Just a poi t o proto ol. It ould see he greei g the Pri e, a e k o a d a for al Hello, “ir is the order of the da , ot Ni e to eet ou ! Terry Ke y

i to use to ge erate re e ue that ould fu d a i iies. Possi le use as pre iu isitor a o odaio that is sadl la ki g i the it e tre. ►The o -goi g uli- illio pou d rege eraio of the Charterhouse, a d the roader de elop e t of a Heritage Park e o passi g the Lo do ‘oad e eter . Also outli ed as the pote ial to li k up this sizea le ope spa e a gree edge to Gosford “treet / Gosford Gate ia the ‘i er “her our e, a d to reate a le / pedestria route alo g the for er rail a loop li e to the histori Gosford Gree . ►The reaio of a isitor desi aio follo i g the ‘i er “her our e alo g the li es of a E o-de elop e t. ►A appli aio to get the “her our e rail a iadu t listed. ►Ba le La e u ers & together ith the e -Bro ets uildi g ould e rede eloped to i lude a Tea & Cakes pla e ith a o odaio to house a d pro ote oth Histori Co e tr a d the Co e tr “o iet . ►The Burges To s ape – a pla to rede elop this Histori Co ser aio Area, restore a u er of histori uildi gs, ope up the stret h of the ‘i er “her our e alo g Pal er La e, a d to li k the area i to Mille iu Pla e a d Prior Pla e. ►Esta lish a Tourist I for aio Ce tre i a eter lo aio that is isi le to isitors a d tourists. Perhaps i Broadgate. Chris Da iel

A arist s illustraio of the proposed stude t lats to e o stru ted o the site of the for er Theatre O e We are sad to learn that Kath Ed ards passed a a re e tl . A passio ate a paig er pari ularl for heritage uildi gs, she as i stru e tal i sa i g the “ it fa tor oi es at Parkside. Her fu eral takes pla e o Thursda , De e er at a i the A glia Chapel at Lo do ‘oad Ce eter follo ed re aio at . p . A ake follo s at The Fesi al Pu . Do aio s to Air A ula e. The stories of so e people i terred i Lo do ‘oad Ce eter are told Ia Woole i his ook a out to e released. A ook sig i g is s heduled to take pla e at the History Ce tre o “aturda , De e er fro . a . A Vi toria Resi g Pla e for a Gro i g I dustrial City, Co e try’s Lo do Road Ce etery is pri ed at £ -99.

58 december 2015  

The December 2015 edition of Coventry Society's monthly newsletter.

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