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Conservation area bid for Acocks Green

PLANS to make part of Acocks Green town centre a conservation area will go before Birmingham City Council next month.

PLANS to make part of Acocks Green town centre a conservation area will go before Birmingham City Council next month.

A local residents’ group is lobbying to preserve some of the neighbourhood’s historic buildings and said that it has received an encouraging response from the council and local people.

Among the buildings which could be included are the local library, the Inn on the Green pub and the row of mock Tudor shops.

Julia Larden, chairman of the Acocks Green Focus Group, said: “We think that looking after the classiest buildings will make the town centre a much more attractive and desirable place.

“The one thing I would emphasis is that things are still being decided and it’s difficult to say exactly what going to happen and how many buildings would be included.”

Ideas for the conservation area have been developed alongside a proposal to transform the town centre as a whole - adopting the “shared space” layout which has proven very successful on the continent.

The conservation area was up for disussion at the meeting of the Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum on May 14.

To voice your own opinion on Acocks Green town centre go to www.acocksgreenfocusgroup.org.uk

 

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