Controversial apartments scheme finally gets planning approval

A CGI of 16 Kent Street
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Prosperity Developments has finally been given the go-ahead for its 16 Kent Street residential scheme – some three years after initial plans were submitted to Birmingham City Council.

The council’s planning committee voted through the scheme yesterday (Thursday July 22). A 12-storey residential scheme will be built on the site, bringing forward 116 apartments and commercial space on the ground floor. Some 11 affordable units will be included at the Southside scheme.

In March, planning committee members said they would have refused it for failing to address potential noise issues from the Nightingale club and for the lack of agreement on affordable housing. However, Prosperity finally came to an agreement with The Nightingale and Birmingham City Council.