Author Archives: Beacon Action Group

About Beacon Action Group

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

Planning application submitted for work to Lower Lake

A major planning application was submitted to Walsall Council by BCG lakes on 24 July 2017,  for works to the lower lake at Great Barr Hall this to comply with recommendations by the Environment Agency. Application Number 17/0975 GREAT BARR … Continue reading

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Historic England refuse Great Barr Hall planning application

  It is not widely known but Historic England submitted a further response to Walsall Council on 29 November 2016, about the Great Barr Hall and parkland planning application. The letter strongly recommends that the application is refused, some of … Continue reading

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Historic England degrades Great Barr Hall

The Department for Media Culture and Sport has recently publicised their agreement to Historic England’s recommendation (made some months ago) to downgrade the listed status of Great Barr Hall to Grade II. The revised listing means that the Hall loses its … Continue reading

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Urgent action required as Walsall Council propose land use changes to allow housing to be built on green belt in Walsall

In the last few days we are disappointed to have discovered that without our knowledge, Walsall Council has been consulting with residents about their new Site Allocations Document (SAD). This document sets out future proposals for the use of residential, … Continue reading

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Great Barr Hall planning application back out again for consultation

The application is back out again for consultation following a nearly two-year wait for Lapworth Architects to respond to the additional information requested by Walsall planning office. Some of your who objected initially should receive a letter from Walsall Council … Continue reading

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Great Barr Hall Planning application still hasn’t gone away

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Hall Planning application front, but unfortunately the planning application is still live and has therefore not been withdrawn.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 … Continue reading

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Local church collates fading memories of Great Barr Hall and Parkland site

We recently spotted an article by Reverend Martin Rutter in St Margaret’s Church Parish magazine that we thought was worth sharing with you. Rev Martin Rutter said: “The one that thing struck me about last year’s planning application concerning Great … Continue reading

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