So on the 23/12/2013 a letter below was sent to people announcing the official application by BCG LAKES for the development of Great Barr Hall and the surrounding area. the letter is below.
The details are (from Walsall Council Planning Site)
RESTORATION AND ALTERATIONS TO GREAT BARR HALL GRADE II* LISTED BUILDING AND GRADE II REGISTERED PARK INCLUDING:- CREATION OF HOTEL/WEDDING CONFERENCE CENTRE/RESTAURANT – RESTORE LAWNS TO GREAT BARR HALL – 2 GATEHOUSE LODGES – MAINTENANCE BUILDING/STORE – 57 NEW DWELLINGS – ENHANCED OPEN SPACE AND NATURE CONSERVATION – ACOUSTIC BARRIER – BOAT HOUSE – SUMMER HOUSE – DEMOLITION OF FARM BUILDINGS – DREDGING OF LAKES, REINSTATEMENT OF BRIDGE OVER LAKES AND INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS (ALONGSIDE MOTORWAY). APPLICATION IS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT.
You now have 21 days to comment on the application from the 23/12. I have to say issuing the application that close to Christmas feels wrong and gives short time to look at the relevant documentation before the closure of comments. However that is the situation we are in.
Please go to LINK and enter in the planning ref 13/1567/FL to look at the documents and comment.
This is YOUR chance to comment and the decision will be made on the 9th April 2014.