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Plans for Commonwealth Games ‘legacy’ submitted

Words: Laura Edgar
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An outline planning application for the regeneration of a site covering 12.27 hectares in Perry Barr, Birmingham, has been submitted to Birmingham City Council.

If approved, the proposals would see about 400 to 500 homes built, as well as public open space and a new secondary school for 1,260 pupils delivered. They form phase two of the Perry Barr regeneration.

The site is between Holford Drive and Aldridge Road, next to the former Birmingham University Campus.

The campus is already being demolished and will be replaced by the residential element of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village. These will be converted into 1,400 homes for the public after the games.

The phase two site will come forward for development after the games, as it will be initially form part of the Athletes’ Village, accommodating a number of temporary facilities during the games, such as the dining hall.

As it will be developed after the games, the mixture of housing type and tenure has not been confirmed at this stage, but it is expected to provide mainly family housing. A sporting legacy will be established across the site through improved access to facilities in the area, including the Doug Ellis Sports Centre.

A decision from Birmingham City Council’s planning committee is due in summer 2019.

The application can be viewed here on the council website.

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