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”

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”

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Untrue rumours circulating that developers have withdrawn Great Barr Hall planning application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 Contrary to a number of rumours circulating that the application has been withdrawn, we can confirm that the application for 59 new housesContinue reading “Untrue rumours circulating that developers have withdrawn Great Barr Hall planning application”

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”

Tune into BBC Parliamentary Channel this Monday

  Valerie Vaz, MP for Walsall South has arranged an adjournment debate with the Planning Minister in the House of Commons on Monday 31st March. This debate will be televised live on the BBC Parliamentary channel and opens at 2.30pm.   It is not possible to give a time but this debate follows the second reading ofContinue reading “Tune into BBC Parliamentary Channel this Monday”

Last chance to object to save our protected green belt

It’s been a while since the last post but rest assured Beacon Action Group (BAG) have not been resting on our laurels. Since the information session held at Great Barr War Memorial Hall, members of BAG have been spending time talking to lots of organisations about various elements of the application, some of which haveContinue reading “Last chance to object to save our protected green belt”

Public information session and consultation events announced

Beacon Action Group can today announce a series of public consultation events and an information session for concerned residents, in relation to the planning application for the restoration of Great Barr Hall and proposed development of 59 houses on protected green belt land. Beacon Action Group are hosting an information session for local residents onContinue reading “Public information session and consultation events announced”

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 being expressed in recent weeks in Great Barr. Although the site is located just outsideContinue reading “Tom Watson MP writes column in Great Barr Observer on proposed enabling development and restoration of Great Barr Hall”