A Conservation Area for Acocks Green?

May 24th, 2008

Going, going gone ...

This picture of 20 Dudley Park Road, in the process of recent demolition, was kindly supplied by David Treadwell from Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum. The Forum are supporting The Focus Group in our campaign for a Conservation Area in Acocks Green. The picture helps to say exactly why we need one.

The link here takes you to a disturbing story in our neighbouring suburb of Hall Green. Highfield House Reduced to Rubble. Many Acocks Green people have also commented to us about this, and a similar story concerning Gaydon Hall, in Solihull.

Watch this space for further news about our Conservation Project coming shortly.

Stop Press Update: Our Conservation proposals have now been looked at by Birmingham City Council Conservation Department. They are seriously considering making part of Acocks Green a Conservation area. We will know more after a meeting in early June. However, we have been told that our proposals are put together well and that the quality of buildings in Acocks Green means that there is definitely ‘potential’ for a Conservation Area. Conservation have thanked us for drawing their attention to this area.

Speakers from Acocks Green Focus Group will be outlining the proposals, their implications, and the need for a Conservation Area at the Next Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum meeting, at 7.30 pm on Thursday May 14 Acocks Green Baptist Church Hall. (Corner of Yardley Road and Alexander Road, B27.) For further details of this and other Forum activities you can also check out the Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum’s own new website here Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

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