The planning application for the demolishment and rebuild of the Glynn Edwards Hall has been withdrawn. It had been recommended for refusal by the Council’s planning officer on the basis that it would “adversely affect the setting of the adjoining listed buildings”. It was also opposed by a majority of the respondents to the planning application including Cllr Bowen and myself. I very much hope that a new scheme can be developed which allows for renovation rather than rebuild of the Glynn Edwards Hall. This would preserve a key heritage building which contributes to Acocks Green’s proposed Conservation Area. For this to happen significant grant funding will be needed but this is potentially available from bodies such as the Heritage Lottery Fund who have grant schemes designed to help in just these type of circumstances.