24th Apr, 2019

Firefighters still on the scene this morning following North Worcestershire Golf Club blaze in Northfield

Tristan Harris 14th Apr, 2019 Updated: 15th Apr, 2019

FIREFIGHTERS are still at the scene of the North Worcestershire Golf Club this morning following last night’s blaze.

The fire broke out in the derelict clubhouse, off Hanging Lane, and six fire engines and a hydraulic aerial platform were sent to the scene.

Picture courtesy of West Midlands Fire Service. s

At its height, there were 35 firefighters battling the blaze.

Among the fire crews there were Woodgate Valley, Kings Norton, Northfield, Billesley, Highgate and Haden Cross.

Picture by Lee Baker, Station Commander for West Midlands Fire Service. s

The causes of the fire are not yet known.

The building, which has been the subject of a planning application, fell victim to another fire back in September 2017 which destroyed 60 per cent of the building.

Picture courtesy of West Midlands Fire Service. s

On that occasion it was deemed an arson attack and police appealed for witnesses to the incident.

Bloor Homes’ submitted a planning application for 950 homes, a new primary school, a multi-use community centre and 27 acres of public open space.

Picture courtesy of West Midlands Fire Service. s

It was refused by Birmingham City Council and in March last year the developer lodged an appeal on the decision with the Planning Inspectorate.

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