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Bromsgrove
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

THE VILLAGE VIEW

You know that feeling when you’re not convinced someone is telling you the full story? They’re doing something you don’t understand, and the justification for...

THE VILLAGE VIEW

When Alvechurch and Barnt Green faced an assault on their Green Belt land 18 years ago, this magazine reported the fight by the local...

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Building homes on green fields is a profitable business. It is much simpler than taking on the challenge of brownfield sites and then, more...

THE VILLAGE VIEW

When plans for the “new” Longbridge were first being discussed in the years after the closure of MG Rover in 2005, there was widespread recognition that the development would increase traffic flowing between the new homes, shops and businesses that would be created there and the motorway network through this area.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Times, they are a changin’ . . . and they will keep on changing whatever any of us may feel about it.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

It’s not often that New Year predictions come to pass, but this year we can claim some success.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

Faceless bureaucrats in their Whitehall ivory towers, drawing lines on maps without a care for how they will affect us in our villages 100 miles away from the capital . . . where have we read those words before?

The VILLAGE VIEW

We often hear people talk about how nice it is to live in our villages and how lucky we all are to do so.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

What will our villages look like in 20 or 30 years? The answer most of us hope for is: much the same as they do now, thank you very much.

THE VILLAGE VIEW

With the rest of the world apparently heading to hell in a handcart, these quiet days of summer in and around our villages have perhaps had an extra sense of the idyllic.