Andrew Mitchell MP supports Tudor Hill Residents Association

24th April 2013

Andrew Mitchell MP and the Chairman of the Tudor Hill Residents Association, Hon Alderman David Roy, have visited the Royal Mail Delivery Office residential development site off Upper Clifton Road to discuss the intended use of local residential roads for construction traffic.

Local residents were concerned to discover that the developer, Bloor Homes and the Post Office intend to use local residential roads for construction traffic access to the site to build 27 homes off Tudor Hill. This is because they state that health and safety issues prevent the sole use of Upper Clifton Road.

Following his visit to the site, Andrew Mitchell MP, said “I was extremely concerned to learn that after what has been an extremely long process and following an agreement with local residents that all construction traffic and materials would be routed through the Post Office site, local residents have not had the opportunity to put across their views and concerns about the impracticality of site traffic using local roads.

“I have, therefore, written to the Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council in this respect and I very much hope that the Planning Department will take steps to reach an acceptable compromise with local residents before work starts on the site.”

Chairman of the Residents Association, Hon Alderman David Roy, said “Members of the Tudor Hill Residents Association consider the use of residential roads to access this site totally unacceptable.

“Our biggest concern is that the main Sutton Park entrance on Park Road is virtually single tract due to a residents parking scheme and no comparative study has been carried out to examine the impact of construction traffic using Park Road which is used by many thousands of pedestrians and hundreds of vehicles.”

Photo: Andrew Mitchell MP at the site with Hon Alderman David Roy, Chairman of the Tudor Hill Residents Association.