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Hall Planning application front, but unfortunately the planning application is still live and has therefore not been withdrawn.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

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Untrue rumours circulating that developers have withdrawn Great Barr Hall planning application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

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Bob Winkle, Chair of Beacon Action Group writes Letter to Editor of Great Barr Obsever

Bob Winkle writes a response to Peter Allen’s article that was published in the Great Barr Observer on 10th January 2014: Dear Editor, I refer to the article in the Great Barr Observer last week by Peter Allen providing more … 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? This 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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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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