Labour Councillors Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod express anger that phone mast in Bournville Village will be installed

Cllr Liz Clements collecting signatures for Bournville Village phone mast petition

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Friday 25th May 2018, Birmingham, UK

Newly-elected Labour Councillors, Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod, have expressed their anger and dismay that a phone mast in Bournville Village will be installed as a result of an error in Birmingham City Council’s handling of the planning process.

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Birmingham City Council rescinds Lidl’s planning application

Cllr Mary Locke (furthest right), Steve McCabe MP, campaigner Liz Clements supporting local residents at the Lidl protest outside Fitness First on 11 February. Photo: Francis Clarke

Birmingham City Council rescinded Lidl’s planning application for the FitnessFirst / PSL Bowling site. This was due to the Judicial Review request, which was submitted on behalf of residents by the Environmental Law Foundation. People in Stirchley objected on the grounds that the new Lidl development would deprive the community of leisure facilities.

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Tesco pull-out: now we must put people of Stirchley first!

Tesco Criticism flickr photo by steve_l shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

Cllr Mary Locke is angry at today’s announcement by Tesco that they are pulling the plug on plans to build a supermarket in Stirchley after 18 wasted years.  Mary has already been in touch with bosses at Tesco and is determined to turn the anger over the pull-out into positive action to secure a brighter future for the people of Stirchley.

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Cllr Mary Locke demands Lidl halts Stirchley demolition plans

Group of Stirchley residents standing outside Birmingham City Council protesting plans by Lidl to demolish Fitness First and PS Bowling in Stirchley

Yesterday (Tuesday 10 January), Cllrs Mary Locke and Karen McCarthy joined a large group of Stirchley residents outside Birmingham City Council to demand that the Lidl supermarket chain halts its plans to demolish Fitness First and PSL Bowling in order to build a new supermarket on the site.

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Cllr Mary Locke expresses disappointment at Lidl planning application approval

Supermarket aisle

As many of you will be aware, this week Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee voted in favour of plans to demolish Fitness First and build a new Lidl store on the site. This decision comes just a fortnight after the same committee had voted to reject the plan.

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