Travellers have moved onto a former golf course in Northfield, just days after developers were refused planning permission for a major housing development.
Several caravans have gained access and are set up on the car park of the former North Worcestershire Golf Club at the junction of Hanging Lane and Frankley Beeches Road.
Cllr Andy Cartwright (Labour, Longbridge) said that as the land is privately owned, the landowners would now have to deal with the legality of removing the travellers and has contacted them to ask that they do so as soon as possible.
On Thursday (31st August) Birmingham City Council planning committee refused a planning application from Bloor Homes for a 950 home development at the site.
Cllr Cartwright – who, along with other local politicians, has opposed the proposed development of the site – added that, following the planning refusal, he is again appealing to the club’s stakeholders to discuss the future of the site and alternative uses with the local community, businesses and community partners.