Just a quick note to say that I’m aware that a car wash seems to be coming into operation at the empty former Royal – or ‘Middle’ – Oak pub on Chester Road, Shire Oak, although I haven’t seen it personally yet.
The former once-popular pub has stood empty after it’s closure and private purchase several years ago.
As far as I’m aware, such an operation would need planning permission, and searches in the week I made didn’t find any, although I welcome clarification or correction on either of the above points – if you know something I don’t, please do comment.
You can search for planning applications here and see if I missed something.
I have contented Walsall Council to investigate the position and await a reply.
Thank you for alerting us about this. We've passed this on to the relevant team and they're looking into this. Thanks again.— Walsall Council (@WalsallCouncil) March 23, 2017
In the meantime, if this operation is concerning you, your best course of action is to contact any of the Walsall Wood ward Councillors who cover the area: Peate Sears, Gary Clarke or Anthony Harris whose contact details can be found here.
I’ll update you all as soon as I know anything.