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04/09/2020

Appeal: Historic Birmingham music venue saved from demolition

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An inspector has rejected plans to replace Birmingham music venue The Flapper with a block of flats, ruling that the ‘strength and volume’ of objections to the scheme demonstrated the venue’s value to the community ‘beyond market economics’.

LOCATIONBirminghamAUTHORITYBirmingham City CouncilINSPECTORDarren HendleyPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/P4605/W/20/3251101The appeal concerned The Flapper, a canal-side pub in central Birmingham that opened as The Longboat in 1968 before changing its name. Its lower ground floor features a 120-capacity music venue.In 2017, plans were submitted to demolish the venue........
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