Again there is mention in the press about a supermarket buying the land off the RSPCA in Barnes Hill
The last time I contacted Deidre Alden, the local councillor, she was denied hearing anything.
However in 2007, Asda went around the areas of Barnes Hill and Selly Oak gaining opinions in a development, and I posted ASDA: Consulting the public or a forgone conclusion?
This is worrying development as this would be on the land of the Dogs home and a green area leading to a park so more of the green space of Brum being eaten away. Going back to what I wrote in 2007:
“It seems that the Barnes Hill site is sparking more controversy. After some investigating, the site includes the RSPCA which is owned by the City Council which Deirdre Alden mentions in her blog but doesn’t mention that the site takes up a green area adjacent or part of the Woodgate, a designated country park which is owned by the City Council. So yet another piece of green land is threatened by a supermarket. Already the developments at the Yardley and Hodge Hill are taking green spaces in the city and now it looks like more green land is threatened in the South edge of the city.”
It looks like we need to get our coffin out again to bury supermarkets before it starts digging up our green space and the pets cemetery at the dogs home.