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Tom Watson MP writes column in Great Barr Observer on proposed enabling development and restoration of Great Barr Hall

Printed on Friday 17th January 2014 in Great Barr Observer The proposed plans for the restoration of Great Barr Hall, together with the development of 57 new luxury executive homes, has rightly led to a great deal of community concern … Continue reading

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Take a look at the plans for the restoration of Great Barr Hall

Have you taken a look through the many plans submitted as part of the planning application?┬áThis is a huge task and takes a fair amount of time to trawl through each one, but its definitely worth spending the time looking … Continue reading

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Beacon Action Group responds to Lapworth Architects community benefit statement

Beacon Action Group gives an initial response to Lapworth Architects recently published Community Benefit Statement for Great Barr Hall English Heritage have set out a number of ground rules that make provision in exceptional circumstances for any development within a … Continue reading

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Check out our important links page

We’ve added a few important documents on our website that you should take the time to read through. They are quite large documents, so if you do have any questions feel free to post them on here and we will … Continue reading

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Lapworth Architects publish Community Benefits Statement

Today Lapworth Architects have published a document outlining what they believe are the community benefits of the proposed development and restoration of Great Barr Hall. Please take the time to read through this document. http://www.lapwortharchitects.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Statement-of-Community-Benefits3.pdf We will be publishing our … Continue reading

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Protected greenbelt land forfeited for Great Barr Hall restoration

The Great Barr Hall planning application submitted to Walsall Council on Christmas Eve is continuing to cause a stir among local residents, many of whom claim to have not known anything about the two consultation events previously organised by Lapworth … Continue reading

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Great Barr Hall restoration… at what cost?

Do residents of Great Barr realise the current condition of Great Barr Hall? The proposed planning application will see the Hall transformed into a hotel and some of the plans have been over embellished, which of course adds additional costs … Continue reading

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Great Barr residents urged to not respond to planning application yet

Beacon Action Group is urging all Great Barr residents to hold fire before responding to the recent planning application. There are a number of important questions that have yet to be answered including what benefit, if any, this development will … Continue reading

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Great Barr Hall planning application hits residents hard

Monday 30 December 2013 An unwanted Christmas present arrived for the residents of Chapel Lane, Great Barr just before the Christmas break, when notification of a planning application for the housing development on the Great Barr Hall and parkland site, … Continue reading

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