Developers apply to demolish Northfield golf club house after September arson attack

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UPDATE 18th January 2018: Application to demolish the club house APPROVED on 18th January 2018. One condition is provision of bat boxes – in case any bats remain from previous 2 roosts damaged in the arson.

Developers have applied to Birmingham City Council for permission to demolish the club house building on the site of a former Northfield golf club.

A controversial planning application to build 950 homes on the site was refused by city planners in August. Just 3 weeks later, the former club house was targeted by arsonists, destroying the roof and around 30% of the top floor of the building.

It is expected that the club and developers will appeal to the government’s planning directorate against the council’s decision not to allow a housing development at the site.

Comments on the demolition request can be left until 1st December: visit Birmingham City Council’s planning pages, application reference 2017/09672/PA

*Withdrawn and resubmitted 15/12/17 Ref  2017/10696/PA

Application to demolish the club house APPROVED on 18th January 2018. One condition is provision of bat boxes – in case any bats remain from previous 2 roosts damaged in the arson.

3 COMMENTS

  1. what a surprise! surely if the planners give permission rather than restioe it…. it opens the door to change of use of the sight? thereby giving the developers a lever.

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