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Housing application submitted for Birmingham games

Words: Laura Edgar
CGI of Birmingham Commonwealth Games Village 2022 / Birmingham City Council

A planning application for the residential element of the games village for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games has been submitted by the city council.

The accommodation for 6,500 athletes and officials is proposed for the site of the former Birmingham City University campus in Perry Bar.

Following the games, the accommodation is expected to provide around 1,400 new homes across social and affordable rent, private rent and for sale.

An extra care village for older people and a community centre will also be built as part of the village.

Meeting and drop-in sessions for residents and businesses located in the vicinity of the site were held as part of the pre-application process, in order to shape the plans.

John Crabtree, chair of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games organising committee, said: “In the seven months since being awarded the 2022 Games there has been a lot of work done to prepare this planning application.

“Now is the time for anyone with an interest in the regeneration of Perry Barr to look at our plans in detail and give feedback to the city council planners.

“We want the people of the West Midlands to have ownership of the Games and this is one of the first significant ways in which they can do that.”

The plans can be viewed here on the Birmingham City Council website or by searching for application number 2018/06313/PA.

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