Local News

December 16th 2016

Plans for major work on Bromsgrove roads revealed in draft report

Catshill and Marlbrook could also see a ‘comprehensive, integrated off-road network’ introduced, to link residential areas with schools, rail stations, town centres and employment locations.
This would include surfacing, signage, lighting and public realm improvements in the area.


October 25th 2016

Highways England major concern for traffic from new development in Bromsgrove

MAJOR concerns over the volume of traffic from the proposed new 2,800 home development by Bentley in Bromsgrove district have been raised by Highways England.
In what campaigners against the development have described as a ‘game changer’ the agency has recommended that any planning permission for the project not be granted for a period of three months from October 14 while it examines the traffic implications of the project.
The scheme, which featured in two major planning inquiries, was eventually given the seal of approval by planning inspector Michael Hetherington earlier this year.
However since then Highways England, the UK’s strategic highways authority, has raised concerns about its potential impact on the M42 at Junctions 1, 2 and 3.
The development could see an additional 5,000 cars on the road network, plus additional vans, buses, lorries and other vehicles servicing the project.

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September 1st, 2016

Two Bromsgrove War Memorials – in Catshill and Barnt Green – given Grade II listed status by Historic England

THE IMPORTANCE of two Bromsgrove memorials has been recognised by Historic England which has listed the two monuments.

The Barnt Green War Memorial and The Catshill and North Marlbrook one will now have Grade II listed status following the decision,

The Catshill and North Marlbrook War Memorial on the corner of Stourbridge Road and Meadow Road features the sculpted marble figure of a First World War Soldier on a polished granite pedestal on a three-stepped stone platform.