NEW FILM …
Here you will find all the latest news from the world of Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust.
HERE IS THE LATEST ‘HOT’ NEWS (see also blogspot below).
NEW VIDEO OFFICIALLY RELEASED
The official launch of our new video and our workshop event on Wednesday 29th March was a tremendous success. Over 140 delegates came to see the video and more than 80 stayed to participate in the workshops. A full report will appear in due course. In the meantime, our sincere thanks to those who attended. For those who couldn’t make it, here is our new video – kindly sponsored by Mike Gibbs of West Midlands History at www.historywm.com. We think it is superb – do let us know if you agree via the usual channels.
YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE PLEASE
CHANCE SITE UNDER THREAT – AGAIN!
If you are reading this after being directed from our social media postings, then ‘the system’ works. If you are reading this for any other reason, then ‘the system’ still works because we are throwing everything we’ve got at this one.
Read on, as we present a message from Chairman Mark Davies on behalf of CGWHT Trustees …
Please save the Chance Glassworks from another 2 years of uncertainty! CGWHT intend regenerating the Chance Glassworks site, saving this nationally important Scheduled Monument for the nation and creating a mixed use facility for the benefit of the local community. However, a skip hire is operating in the middle of the site preventing this major regeneration scheme from moving forward.
The skip hire operation had appealed against an Enforcement Order issued by Sandwell Council because the skip hire is operating without planning consent. Skip hire can’t overturn the decision, but they are requesting a delay of the Enforcement Order for another 2 years !!
We must emphasise that it is not our wish to see No1 Skip Hire go out of business, however they have already been operating without planning consent for nearly a year and we feel that ample time has already elapsed for them to find an alternative site.
Please help us save the Glassworks by emailing or writing to:
The Planning Inspectorate, Bristol quoting Appeal Reference: APP/G4620/C/16/3161898
You can do this in 3 ways:
1) Email: (click here, it’s a ‘live link’) email@example.com
2) Post: The Planning Inspectorate, Bristol, c/o William Stevens, Sandwell Council, Directorate of Regeneration & Economy, Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DE.
3) Appeals Casework Portal (click here, it’s a ‘live’ link) https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ and type in the 7 digit case number; 3161898 then follow the instructions
In July last year over 680 of you lodged an objection with Sandwell Council to prevent No1 Skip Hire from renewing their temporary planning consent. Your support this time will be a major step in moving this project forward.
PLEASE DO IT NOW – THE DEADLINE IS 3rd MARCH 2017
A pro-forma for submissions is here: Save the Chance Glassworks Template Letter
Thank you from all at CGWHT
For guidance; These are the grounds on which SMBC have issued the Enforcement Order
1) The proposal is contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, and local polices, ENV2: Historic Character and Local Distinctiveness, SAD HE 1 Listed Buildings, SAD HE 2 Conservation Areas, SAD HE 5 Archaeology and Development Proposals in that the proposal causes harm to the setting of a number of listed structures and the conservation area and it is an inappropriate use for a Scheduled Ancient Monument, causing substantial harm to the heritage assets.
2) The proposed use has been demonstrated to be non-compliant with policies ENV2 and ENV4 of the Black Country Core Strategy and with SAD policies EMP3, and EMP4 and HE1, HE2 and HE5 having failed to demonstrate the compatibility of the use with the heritage status of the site, the amenity of neighbouring land users and the canal side environment.
We reproduce the following image, taken today 20th February by Mark Davies, with no additional comment:
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INVITATION TO TENDER
CGWHT intends to develop a Business Plan (BP) that articulates its vision, strategy and business case. To support the BP, CGWHT wishes to adopt the Five Case Model recommended by HM Treasury and adopted by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) for Black Country Growth Deal funding applications.
Full particulars are here: CGWHT Business Case Brief – Final
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AND HERE IS A CONTEMPORANEOUS ACCOUNT OF EVENTS AS THEY HAPPEN
For starters, this is how the site looks like right now …
… and this is what CGWHT aims to achieve within less than 10 years …
These are impressions of how things could look, courtesy of Architect & Urban Designer Joe Holyoak (see ‘The Trust’). They are purely for illustrative purpose to indicate possibilities so please don’t hold us too closely to them just yet! But, clearly, the potential is enormous.
If you have any relevant information that for some reason may have slipped our net, then please let us know and we will do our best to keep the world fully informed of these exciting proposals for this iconic site in the very heart of the English Midlands.
And don’t forget our email bulletin The Flash, which you can find archived elsewhere on this site or receive the very latest issue automatically in your inbox by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday 6th August 2016
Here is the latest concept imagery courtesy of Architect & Urban Designer, Joe Holyoak
Please note: this is an information-only concept image as to how it all could look and does not reflect any firm design proposals at this stage. CGWHT are keen to emphasise that this entire project will be community focussed and so in due course the suggested designs will be offered for public consultation.
Friday 19th August 2016
With thanks to all concerned, here’s how the 7-storey building now looks, replete with its new banner. Now that should attract some interest!