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Memory Lane - 25 years ago
9:00am Saturday 21st July 2012 in Memory Lane
AN application had been submitted for a four-star hotel with 80 beds in Bromsgrove, creating 100 new jobs, but swallowing up coveted green belt land. The complex, planned to be sited on the Horsecourse allotments, was the third application of its kind for the area, which the council wanted to be developed. A public inquiry was underway and the final decision rested with the secretary of state for the environment.
- BROMSGROVE resident Fred Stanley was campaigning to turn the clocks back. Mr Stanley had begun a petition to rename Crabtree Lane, Bromsgrove Road. He said he also wanted Market Street renamed to Green View as a large green used to be situated nearby. Ken Smith, from the district council, said he understood Mr Stanley’s feelings, but he felt it would be difficult to rename the roads. Some time after 1911 Bromsgrove Road became Crabtree Lane, but nobody seemed to know why, Mr Smith added.
THE future of Bromsgrove’s old ambulance station was uncertain. Tyre Sales wanted to move into the Stratford Road premises, turning it into a tyre and exhaust centre. But council leader Margaret Taylor was horrified by the plan saying Bromsgrove should be protected from such proposals following efforts to transform the town. The application was to be reviewed for a third time at Bromsgrove Council’s next meeting in August.