September 26th, 2016

Bromsgrove councillor makes formal objection to pub demolition

Bromsgrove councillor makes formal objection to pub demolition Bromsgrove councillor makes formal objection to pub demolition
Updated: 4:59 pm, Sep 16, 2016

A BROMSGROVE District Councillor has lodged a formal objection to the council’s planning committee about the proposed demolition of The Greyhound.

The pub falls in the ward of Coun Michael Thompson who used to meet local residents there.

Because of that he has now joined the campaign aimed at ensuring it stays where it is.

He told The Standard: “The Greyhound was a great place to meet local residents and, indeed, was the place where the residents meeting I founded met.

“It was a convenient focal point which brought us together.”

He echoed comments made in last week’s Standard by his fellow councillor Luke Mallett, who was concerned about the developers’ motives for wanting the pub demolished.

“The traffic problems and congestion in and around Rock Hill, and wider Bromsgrove, are well known.

“The town seems in a state of total gridlock.”

He added further development there could make the problems even worse.

Last week we reported that campaigners had launched an 11th-hour campaign to save the pub after the notification of demolition had been lodged and that Redditch and Bromsgrove CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) had submitted an application for it to be listed as an Asset of Community Value.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/jxtzy8w more on the application and to comment.

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