Old Bromford Lane public open space consultation

Closed 30 Nov 2018

Opened 14 Nov 2018

Overview

Dear resident,

Birmingham City Council wants to receive the views of local residents regarding a proposal to improve part of the Old Bromford Lane public open space.

We want to build a new high quality housing development on the site that will contribute greatly to the growing housing need for the area.  We are looking to build on approximately 25% on the open space on the area adjacent to the Police station.

An important part of the proposals for the site is making much needed improvements to the public open space (including new facilities) but, these improvements will not be possible without the new housing.

In order to pay for the improvements to the public open space, some of the land would be used to build homes.  Money from the new homes would pay for the new facilities.

Why We Are Consulting

The site can be described as a large but relatively low quality area of public open space that has the potential to make a significant contribution to the local area with the right investment.

You might be aware that this site was formerly a brick works and quarry that was filled in using domestic refuse and that is the reason for the appearance on the site as you see it today. 

There is likely to be significant contamination in the ground that needs to be addressed and there is an issue of ground gassing as you will have noticed the gas monitoring poles across the site.

We will look to create a housing development which fits in sympathetically to the locality, and provides a range of houses to cater for small and larger families.  The new housing development would be a mix of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom houses and we would look to do a mix of houses for affordable rent and houses for outright sale.

Another benefit of this approach is that the development will provide opportunities for training, work placements, and apprenticeships as we have done on all of our Council built schemes.

What Happens Next

This is the first stage of the consultation process.  Any development proposal would be subject to planning approval which would include a period of formal public consultation. This is not expected to happen for at least a couple of years. 

Areas

  • Bromford & Hodge Hill

Audiences

  • Local Residents

Interests

  • Housing