A Notice of Demolition has been served on the landmark disused Longbridge Station on the site of the Longbridge redevelopment. Members of the Northfield Past Facebook group have expressed their disappointment and opposition to the demolition.
Founder Dave Adams said: “It’s with great sadness that I have learnt that St Modwen have applied to Birmingham City Council’s planning department for permission to demolish the old Longbridge/Austin railway station on Bristol Rd South, particularly as no public consultation has taken place.
“The Birmingham City Council, Bromsgrove District Council and Worcestershire County Council Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Longbridge Area Action Plan stated:- ‘Conserve and, where appropriate, enhance the historic, industrial and cultural heritage of the Longbridge study area. (SEA Directive: cultural heritage; RSDF: environmental assets, culture and recreation)'”
Dave added: “I urge all people who have an interest in local history or heritage to contact the Birmingham city councils planning dept to raise objections and to please sign the online petition that will be set up.”
If you feel strongly about this proposal, you can sign the online petition below (Lead petitioner: Dave Adams).
You can also view the application online and leave comments. The application is open for consultation until Sunday 13th May 2012.
Planning application number: 2012/02808/PA
Site Address: Lot 16, Former MG Rover Works, Longbridge, Birmingham B45 9TX
Planning Office address: Planning Management, BCC, PO Box 28, 1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, Birmingham B1 1TU
Planning Office Phone: 0121 303 1115
Longbridge Ticket Office through the years: