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 HALL LAKES, GREAT BARR HALL ESTATE, SUTTONS DRIVE, GREAT BARR Proposed works to the lowerContinue reading “Planning application submitted for work to Lower Lake”

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 Historic England’s key statements in their letter have been highlighted below: “The amount of proposedContinue reading “Historic England refuse Great Barr Hall planning application”

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 star bringing it to the same level as the Historic Parkland. Click here to readContinue reading “Historic England degrades Great Barr Hall”

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, commercial, agricultural and recreational land in the borough of Walsall. Including the future of GreatContinue reading “Urgent action required as Walsall Council propose land use changes to allow housing to be built on green belt in Walsall”

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 notifying you that the consultation period has now commenced again. We’ll be in touch veryContinue reading “Great Barr Hall planning application back out again for consultation”

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 fund the reconstruction of an enlarged Great Barr Hall, into a 650 seated wedding andContinue reading “Great Barr Hall Planning application still hasn’t gone away”

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 Barr Hall and Parkland was the new owners’ insistence that the land was private andContinue reading “Local church collates fading memories of Great Barr Hall and Parkland site”

No news is good news…for now!

Many residents are still asking about the planning notice from Walsall Council that landed through our letterboxes on 24 December 2013, informing us of an application submitted to them by Lapworth Architects on behalf of BCG Lakes, the ten new owners of Great Barr Hall. You may recall it included the construction of 59 new dwellingsContinue reading “No news is good news…for now!”

Great Barr Hall planning application update

It’s been a while since we last updated you on the progress of the Great Barr Hall planning application but rest assured during the summer break there has been plenty of work going on behind the scenes by members of Beacon Action Group. We understood that the applicants were re-submitting the application for the lakesContinue reading “Great Barr Hall planning application update”

Untrue rumours circulating that developers have withdrawn Great Barr Hall planning application

Local residents have recently been in touch with us via social media and our website regarding the current status of the planning application for Great Barr Hall, which was submitted back in December. Contrary to a number of rumours circulating that the application has been withdrawn, we can confirm that the application for 59 new housesContinue reading “Untrue rumours circulating that developers have withdrawn Great Barr Hall planning application”