A local councillor has called a public meeting to address local concerns after a housing developer submitted a planning application to demolish a two hundred year old local pub to make way for a small housing development.

Built in 1811, The Cock Inn in Rubery Lane is the oldest pub in Rubery. It has been vacant for around two years and is sadly falling into a state of disrepair.

It is said that the RAF were billeted at The Cock Inn during WWII and operated barrage balloons at Rubery Quarry, to protect the factories in Longbridge.

Now developers Malvern Estates PLC, alongside Unique Pub Properties PLC, are seeking permission to develop the former coaching inn as part of a proposed housing development. The development would consist of 8 detached and 4 semi-detached homes with a private access drive running adjacent to Rubery Lane.

Now, Councillor Andy Cartwright (Labour, Longbridge) has arranged a public meeting to discuss the plans for the site and ways the heritage of the site could be retained for the future.

Residents wishing to discuss the issues surrounding the development are invited to the meeting:

  • When: 6.30pm Tuesday 5th July 2016
  • Where: Deelands Hall, Deelands Road, Rubery B45 9RR

To view the plans and submit your views, visit Birmingham City Council Planning Online Application number: 2016/03617/PA Consultation closes 14th July 2016

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