Last chance to object to save our protected green belt

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Our protected greenbelt

It’s been a while since the last post but rest assured Beacon Action Group (BAG) have not been resting on our laurels.

Since the information session held at Great Barr War Memorial Hall, members of BAG have been spending time talking to lots of organisations about various elements of the application, some of which have only recently come to light, as the last few documents from Lapworth Architects were only submitted to Walsall Council in the last two-three weeks.

Important documents
The most recent documents submitted by the architects which are definitely worth taking a look at include the Planning Statement and the Proposed Order of Works, which reveal some interesting points. The main one being that the whole project will take 10 years to complete, with the restoration of Great Barr Hall to be carried out last of all. Beacon Action Group will be summarising these key points in a post very soon.

Still time to object…
Walsall Council tell us the earliest date for planning committee will now be 10TH April so you can send in letters of objection until 14th March. Beacon Action Group urges everyone to consider the proposals very carefully and if you do have concerns please write to let Walsall Planning Department know your thoughts. It is the only way the community will be heard and more than one can be sent in from each family.

Our beautiful greenbelt
To remind you of our beautiful greenbelt that is set to be built upon if this proposal goes ahead, please see the photographs below taken by a local resident, who has found them out of his archives and asked BAG to post them to help convey the rural character of our greenbelt.

Taken by local resident

Taken by local resident

Lose greenbelt – lose it forever...

Taken by local resident

Taken by local resident

This is quite an old photo as the roof is still on Great Barr Hall in the distance.

Taken by local resident.

Taken by local resident.

For help to object please click here. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save this protected greenbelt.

About Beacon Action Group

Beacon Action Group was formed in 1983 by local residents to resist insensitive development of the Great Barr Hall Estate.
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