Perhaps if Sainsburys were to apply to open yet another Ethnic resturant or maybe another off licnnce they would feceive far better acceptance from our local planners. Im sure they will consider there is room for plenty more to displace ourr current suite of Balsall Common retailers
No too sure who the 'village idiots' are but I think you'll find that the problems of the delay to the development are to do with the finances of the developers. There is support for this within the community even amongst the parish/borough planning committees. There were objections to the original building and modifications to the roof and the access to parking were requested. A further application for licensing was also made and passed with the same restrictions that apply to the other off-licenses in the village.
There has been much talk of extra housing in the parish and this development comes with 14 flats which is widely welcomed.