A few months ago I reported that Gt Barr Hall was up in an auction for £2.2M. The Express and Star kindly took the post and created THIS STORY .
We was told that Walsall Council was looking for Lottery Money to try and buy the place, However a year on and nothing has been heard further. I then found out though Alexmal on THIS SITE that in fact at a recent auction through Barnhard Marcus that it had been recently put back up for sale.
Please note the details of this auction was a bid was received at £1,140,000 but failed to get the target of £1,250,000. This for me is close to the end game and with the gap quite narrow I would expect a sale soon but what will be the result of that ?
I am worried given the new planning regulations announced in the budget which will open up the land for development. I have made a political comment on this HERE.
For this blog I will just say I want an open and transparent sale and the ability to stop any future development, can the council and local councillors after the election give this reassurance ?