Tesco Bullies its way into Moseley

Last month brought the sad news that the Tesco application for an out of centre site in Moseley was approved – by a single vote – after it had previously been rejected by councillors. Ian Ward, Labour, voted against the rest of his party in approving it, making the...

Tax cuts for the most under-taxed??!!

I was amazed to find Jerry Blackett calling for airport taxes to be cut in the Birmingham Post on March 14. How unfortunate it is that at a time when people are losing their jobs and facing tax rises on everyday items he should be defending the already under-taxed...

BFoE Response to the Core Strategy

We submitted our response to the Birmingham Core Strategy last week. This is an important consultation as the guidance that this document provides will determine what planning applications are approved and with what conditions over the next 15 years, so it’s...

Talking Half the Rubbish

PRESS RELEASE Can Birmingham’s rubbish mountain be cut in half ? Birmingham Friends of the Earth say that this is a realistic target for the city, and that national waste policy should plan for a halving of rubbish in every town. There have been recent concerns about...