Smethwick to Birmingham Corridor Framework Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and Grove Lane Masterplan

Closed 3 Dec 2021

Opened 18 Oct 2021


This public consultation has now closed, thank you for giving us your views.

All comments were taken into consideration in the production of the final documents which were adopted/approved by the council’s cabinet in February 2022. The final versions of the documents together with the consultation statement are available here:   

The Smethwick to Birmingham Corridor Framework SPD and Grove Lane Masterplan have been prepared jointly by Birmingham City Council and Sandwell Council working with the West Midlands Combined Authority, Homes England, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and the Canal & River Trust.

The Framework covers the corridor of the BCN Main Line Canal and Dudley Road/Soho Way between Ladywood and Smethwick Galton Bridge Station. It outlines a vision and guiding principles for the area, sets out a transport strategy and development principles for the main development sites.

The Grove Lane Masterplan provides a more detailed plan for the redevelopment of the area around the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital.

Why your views matter

The draft documents are available to download below.

The public consultation will run for seven weeks and closes at 5pm on the 03rd December 2021.

An online survey has been set up for people and organisations to provide their comments on the draft Smethwick to Birmingham Framework SPD and Grove Lane Masterplan and is accessible on the link below.

Comments can also be provided by email or posted to the following address:

North West Planning and Development Team, PO Box 28, Birmingham, B1 1TU

North Edgbaston Ward Forum and Smethwick Library

The Corridor Framework will be discussed at the North Edgbaston Ward Forum meeting on Monday 15 November 2021 at 18:30. You can join the meeting by clicking on the following link:

We will also be at Smethwick Library from 11am on Saturday 20th November 2021.

We will be scheduling consultation events during the consultation period so please check back for updates.


What happens next

After the consultation period closes, all comments will be collected and taken into consideration. The draft SPD and Masterplan will be amended where necessary.  Authority will then be sought from the council’s cabinet to formally adopt the SPD and approve the Masterplan. A consultation statement will be produced as part of the cabinet process. This will outline who was consulted, the main issues that arose, and how those issues have been addressed in the final documents.


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