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Birmingham council submit 400-home plans for Commonwealth Games site

Plans for the second phase of a regeneration project in Birmingham have been unveiled by Birmingham City Council.

400 homes could be built on the Perry Barr site, which is adjacent to the former Birmingham City University Campus – already being demolished to make way for the residential element of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village, which will then be converted into approximately 1,400 new homes for the public post-Games.

The site is only due to come forward for development after the Games, as it will initially form part of the Athletes’ Village, accommodating a number of Games-time facilities such as the athletes’ dining hall and other temporary facilities.

The area will also benefit from a number of transport improvements, a new secondary school and improvements to Perry Barr railway station.

There will also be a sporting legacy through improved access to facilities in the area including the retained Doug Ellis Sports Centre and associated all-weather pitch currently at the heart of the Phase Two site.

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: ‘Birmingham is a growing, thriving, city and we are projecting a population increase of 150,000 by 2031 – so it is crucial we deliver the housing, infrastructure and jobs to support our young and growing population.

‘Phase Two of the wider regeneration vision for Perry Barr will play a significant part in achieving our goals, providing a high-quality neighbourhood for people and the best possible standard of living in Birmingham.’

‘This scheme will build on the magnificent progress we have achieved on Phase One. It normally takes three years for a Commonwealth Games Village project to obtain planning consent, but thanks to the ‘can do’ attitude of the council and its partners, we have already done the job in just 12 months.’

A public consultation has been launched, which closes on March 4. More details on that are here.

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