Beacon Action Group have finally come through with a list of dates along with further other meetings organised by the council.
The details are HERE it is very disappointing thought to find out that there is not going to be a proper public meeting where both sides of the debate can be questioned.
I will not be able to go to the BAG meeting as on that date I already had something planned, which is a shame but to be honest the debate is a well worn path now.
I note in the debate that BAG are once again not coming up with a planning reason for this to be rejected. Everyone in this debate has to be aware because of the recent changes in planning rules made by the government and Walsall local development plan that you have to argue against these.
Of course it is inevitable this debate will be in the press and Peter Allen has the following reply to the points made by both Bob Winkle and Tom Watson.
I do find the one argument of traffic so funny. Is it only now that the residents have noticed Chapel Lane is quite busy ? Anyone who has travelled down there at morning rush hour knows it is a nightmare. This is largely caused by the large delays onto the M6 on the slip road. Maybe if the residents actually asked Tom Watson (as the MP responsible for that area) to go to the Highways Agency to sort it the problems would be lessened.
In these debates it is always easy to find one outstanding issue and peg it to something you are against.
Finally if BAG want to be taken seriously then they really should come up with viable alternative plans. The lack of these must ask people what their real motivations are.