Things might seem quiet on the Great Barr Hall Planning application front, but unfortunately the planning application is still live and has therefore not been withdrawn. You may recall this planning application included the construction of 59 new dwellings to fund the reconstruction of an enlarged Great Barr Hall, into a 650 seated wedding and conference centre, all within the registered Historic Parkland and Green Belt. The rear of 38 of these new houses were positioned close to the wall along Chapel Lane and partially screened by a six foot boundary wall that was to enclose a gated community.
You’ll be pleased to learn that we keep a watchful eye on any progress and regularly contact the Planning Team at Walsall Council, to get an update on whether they have received a response from Lapworth Architects or the owners of the site, to the letter the council sent to them way back in April 2014, requesting a considerable amount of additional information. Walsall Council recently confirmed, that the situation remains the same in that the architect has not responded and forwarded any of the relevant information to them, furthermore, some of the specialist reports are now out of date. We will continue to monitor the progress of the application and update the information on a regular basis.
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