DEVELOPMENT SET TO BE THROWN OUT BY BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL
- 24 Feb
A development consisting of 1,000 homes is set to be thrown out by Birmingham City Council next week, 24 Housing reports.
The plans for Bloor's Homes to develop a former golf club into new homes, a primary school, multi-use community hub and new access onto the course, which closed last March, have faced strong opposition from both residents and councillors.
Birmingham City Council's development chief said in a report last year that the site which was to be used was not in the new development plan for housing.
According to the committee meeting report:
"The site for housing development is contrary to the adopted Birmingham Development Plan (and) the proposal fails to provide adequate compensation for the loss of 80 acres of private open space and essential education infrastructure."
The project received support from Birmingham City Council with 45 letters submitted focusing on the need for new homes in the area while affordable housing would help more young people buy. They also said the site would otherwise attract anti-social behaviour.
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