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Birmingham seeks masterplanner for 270ha expansion

Birmingham City Council is on the hunt for a masterplanner for a 273-hectare ‘urban extension’ near Sutton Coldfield

The development will host up to 6,000 new homes alongside new amenities and sustainable transport links on former greenbelt land to the west of the A38 at Langley.

Aiming to achieve the ‘highest standards of sustainability and design’, the Langley urban extension will feature family-sized housing designed to meet Birmingham’s growing population.

Key elements planned for the development include new two new primary schools, a secondary school, health centre and a green corridor connecting to nearby New Hall Valley Country Park.

The winning team will produce a viable masterplan, development delivery plan and supporting documents for the project.

The completed documents will be used to determine future planning applications and will also be expected to demonstrate how the urban extension meets Birmingham Development Plan policies

The deadline for returning tenders is 24 June.






Readers' comments (1)

  • Many residents are concerned this announcement signals the end of their fight to save the Sutton Coldfield green belt, however, from the Council’s point of view, devising a masterplan is a sensible approach. During the recent Birmingham Development plan consultation, developers were lobbying BCC en mass for further green belt to be released to enable up to 10,000 houses. The same pack of developers’ who have land interests on the other green belt sites at Four Oaks and Trinity, will have or will be working away on their own masterplans to get the Council’s strategy thrown out on poor sustainability grounds. There is still plenty of campaigning to do by residents before this part of the green belt is developed on.

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