Save Island House

Birmingham Friends of the Earth strongly support the Save Island House campaign to preserve an important historical building and put an end to the environmentally unsound culture of demolishing and starting from scratch, which has been so dominant in the city’s...

Weekly compilation 27.01.2012

Here are the news stories we’ve gathered through twitter over this week: Biodiversity“@PlanBee1: Help Bumblebee Conservation Trust + bumble #bees by filling in a survey about bees visiting your garden: http://svy.mk/xOSkS8“RT @mwarhurst: “almost...

Confusion reigns in the planning committee

Well, I’ve been to a few planning committee meetings in my time, but never anything quite like this. All the councillors on the committee wanted to save the lovely Island House from demolition. There were some excellent speeches both from those who opposed it...

Planning – time for some sense

Tomorrow, the planning committee will hear an application to demolish one of the last buildings to survive the demolition job that has been BCC’s “regeneration” of Eastside. Flattening Island House for no good reason sends out totally the wrong...