Birmingham Council to consider £350m plans for Peddimore

Major plans which would include 6,000 homes for north Birmingham are set to be discussed by the council’s cabinet next week.

IM Properties is looking to develop more than 70 hectares of employment and residential space, which they say will deliver 10,000 jobs directly and through the “wider supply chain” in the city.

The Langley Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) and Peddimore employment development in Sutton Coldfield are described as “key elements” of the Birmingham Development Plan. The plan aims to provide a strategy for growth between 2011 and 2031.

Plans were submitted to the council in January 2019, and now, following public consultation, the cabinet will make a decision on the draft planning documents on 16 April.

Changes include an emphasis on positive engagement with the local community, off-site highway improvements and investment into the local road network, emphasis on the need for rail station links, and a focus on family-orientated accommodation.

Councillor Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Birmingham will be home to 150,000 more residents by 2031, so we must build 51,000 new homes and create the jobs and opportunities for that growing population.

“The updated supplementary planning documents address concerns raised and will help the city council and developers drive through these major developments, delivering a legacy of new homes, job opportunities and modern infrastructure for the area.”

The council said that both sites will be supported by major investment in transport networks, such as walking and cycling routes, integrated Sprint services and high quality bus provision, and improvements to the roads to accommodate the developments, with two new junctions onto the A38.