PLANNERS are expected to give the green light to proposals to redevelop a Stourbridge car dealership.

Arnold Clark wants to remove its current showroom and redesign an existing building to provide a user car display area, as well as other facilities including parking spaces, at its Brettell Lane site.

And, despite concerns from some residents over potential parking issues and noise and disturbance, Dudley Council’s development control committee is recommended to grant approval at a meeting tonight (Monday September 16).

As well as creating the used car display space, the remaining building will be altered to house a new showroom, office space and work shop.

A new car park layout will have 10 spaces for customers, including two disabled and two charging points. A 16 space car park will serve employees at the back of the site.

Objectors raised concerns about adequacy of parking, highway safety and traffic generation as well as noise and nuisance that will be created within a residential area.

But a report to committee said: “The proposed use of the site as a car dealership has long been established, as the use was approved in 1988 and has been retained as such.

“The aesthetic changes that will take place will have a positive impact on the street scene and is of a higher standard of design for the neighbours' outlook.

“There is not any additional lighting proposed and will therefore not have a detrimental impact on the neighbouring properties.

“Many of the objections to this application were regarding highways and parking issues within this area of Amblecote.

“It is acknowledged that this area has existing problems with on-road parking, however this proposal should be a significant improvement to the existing provision as any overspill caused by the existing dealership will be accommodated within the site and therefore not have a negative impact on the neighbouring properties and having positive impacts on highway safety.”