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20/05/2016

Decision: Midland Metro extension approved despite heritage impacts

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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has overruled an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for an extension to the metro in Birmingham city centre after deciding that the proposal’s benefits outweighed its impact on local heritage.

The Land Acquisition and Variation Order sought by developer Centro would confer fresh compulsory acquisition powers required for the construction and operation of part of the tramway, originally authorised by the Midland Metro (Birmingham City Centre Extension, etc.) Order 2005 (“the 2005 Order”), between New Street Station and Centenary Square in the city centre. This is referred to as th.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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