Category: Redditch Borough Council

  • Thank you and goodbye to Church Hill on Redditch Borough Council

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone in Church Hill who voted for me on Thursday 5th May 2022. I am sorry we were not able to get a win over the line, but I congratulate Bill Hartnett on his 65 vote victory for the Labour Party. Defending a majority of just one […]

  • The Old and the New

    Housing is probably the most contentious issue a council deals with, and that means local councillors are often consumed with debate about what kind of houses are needed, where they should go, how many of them, and even in to the detail of their design and impact on the area. That is one of the […]

  • Loxley Close application for apartments withdrawn

    The application to build two blocks of 1-bed apartments in Loxley Close has been withdrawn. Welcoming the news, Cllr Mike Rouse said: “I have listened to residents in Loxley Close and across Church Hill on this issue, and they have given me a very reasonable position.” He added: “Residents on the whole accept that the […]

  • Holocaust Memorial Event Redditch 2022

    I joined with colleagues and the wider Redditch community earlier to mark #HMD2022. Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

  • My 5 tests for Loxley Close proposed development

    I want to update residents on the proposed new council apartments for the bottom of Loxley Close. I have got five ‘tests’ that would need to be met before I would support the development as one of your local Borough councillors. The apartments must be two bedrooms, not one. We have enough one bed apartments […]

  • A cold and crispy start to campaigning in Church Hill

    Campaign

    A cold and crispy start to campaigning in Church Hill, but keen to get my latest leaflet out to you all, reporting back on what’s been done and looking forward to the challenges ahead. Thanks to Julian and Emma for joining me. If you would like to help out with my campaign please email me […]

  • A report back for week ending Friday 17th December 2021

    This week saw a lot of meetings, a lot of campaign and a by-election defeat ahead of a wind-down for Christmas. However you’re marking the season I wish you and your loved ones all the best. I attended the County Council’s Overview & Scrutiny Board (OSPB) of which I am a member and sub-panel chairman. […]

  • Good news regarding residential development at Church Hill Centre

    Some positive news to share. You may have heard that plans were afoot for a “house of multiple occupation” (HMO) on Tanhouse Lane between the new apartments (old doctor’s surgery) and St Andrew’s Church. I listened to your concerns and worked with the developer who has been very receptive and cooperative to see what could […]

  • Opposition to application for 9 dwellings on Paper Mill Drive

    I have decided to oppose and object to a planning application that is due for consideration by the Redditch Borough Council Planning Committee on Wednesday 10th November. This will be in in-person meeting and I will be addressing the committee to urge them to vote against the application, which officers have recommended for approval. The […]

  • Explained: Why the 10-bed house being proposed for Tanhouse Lane needs to be considered carefully

    [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.9.10″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] @mikerouseuk A bit of background to the site in Church Hill where a 10-bed HMO is proposed. Have your say. ♬ Relaxing Japanese-style piano song inviting nostalgia – Akiko Akiyama [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] In the age of social […]