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Way back in April this year, I first noted the consultation and plan to finally redevelop the wasteland in Brownhills that was once Silver Court Gardens, the notorious tenement maisonette estate that was demolished in 2004, into over 100 dwellings.
It comes I’m sure, as no surprise that Walsall Housing Group (WHG) have been planning a huge new housing development in central Brownhills for some time now – after all, last month I advertised a one-day consultation on plans to build houses on the former site of Silver Court Gardens, behind Silver Court, on land that’s now vacant.
I noticed a week or so ago that plans have been submitted by Walsall Housing Group to re-clad the outer walls of the two remaining, decaying sixties tower blocks in Brownhills. This is to be undertaken to improve energy efficiency … Continue reading
It’s a sad fact that Brownhills was known for a decade or so for the grimness of some of it’s social housing. Host to four towerblocks and lots of tenement maisonettes, hastily and badly built using the Wimpey system technique, … Continue reading
Today, I noted that the Express & Star (motto: ‘that’ll do Ted, it’ll only be holding chips tomorrow’) were rightly having a whinge about the cost of graffiti vandalism, something I’ve had occasion to moan about myself. Fair enough, move … Continue reading
It seems that the travellers who yesterday moved onto the former site of Silver Court Gardens have moved on. When I passed the site today at about 2pm, all evidence of any occupation was gone. The authorities in Walsall do … Continue reading
I’ve been contacted by a resident living near the former Silver Court Gardens site in Brownhills today. It seems that travellers have moved on to the large expanse of unfenced wasteland behind Silver Court. I recieved the following message (edited … Continue reading
The saga of the crumbling Humphries House towerblock in Brownhills has been ongoing for years, and the state of the edifice was the subject of one of my first posts to this blog. I followed that post up last October … Continue reading
I just thought I’d point up an excellent post on the Pigblog by regular Brownhills Blog reader and commentator, The Stymaster. Just lately, there’s been a publicity push underway on Walsall’s ill-fated Gigaport project, which has led to some astonishment … Continue reading
Long time readers of the Brownhills Blog may well remember my article about the new social housing development, slated to replace the now demolished maisonettes on the corner of Ogley Road and High Street, Brownhills. Planned to provide high-quality housing … Continue reading
I see that some twelve months after their neighbouring edifices were carried to dust, the last two blocks of 1960’s maisonettes in Brownhills, on the corner of High Street and Ogley Road, are being razed. I could be wrong (and please do … Continue reading
I noted this evening with sadness but no surprise that both the Express & Star and the YamYam continue to ponder over the fate of Brownhills market, now undoubtedly in the death throes, pretty much like the town itself. What … Continue reading