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Hall Planning application front, but unfortunately the planning application is still live and has therefore not been withdrawn.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

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”

Great Barr Hall car parking plan to surround St Margaret’s Churchyard and back onto Netherhall

Over the past few months, there have been many more additions to the planning application, but one of the more concerning additions include, the provision of 136 car parking spaces on land adjacent to St Margaret’s Churchyard and along Suttons drive where there will now also be coach parking. There will also be an additional 40Continue reading “Great Barr Hall car parking plan to surround St Margaret’s Churchyard and back onto Netherhall”

Watch the Parliamentary debate on Great Barr Hall

If you missed it, please take a look at this video of the special adjournment debate held in Parliament with the Planning Minister.  Tom Watson MP and Valerie Vaz MP raise the issue of the development of Great Barr Hall and its protected greenbelt.

Valerie Vaz MP raises concerns on Great Barr Hall planning application in Parliament

On Monday 31 March 2014, Valerie Vaz MP, Walsall South, secured an adjournment debate on Planning and the Green Belt in Walsall South with the Planning Minister. Valerie Vaz MP, raised her concerns on the planning application for Great Barr Hall and parkland and was also supported by a speech from Tom Watson MP, WestContinue reading “Valerie Vaz MP raises concerns on Great Barr Hall planning application in Parliament”