Southside Traffic Regulation Order

Closed 24 Sep 2021

Opened 27 Aug 2021


Work started in April 2021 to create a new public square outside the Hippodrome and to improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in the area.

The Southside Public Realm improvement scheme will create better connections and a cultural heart for Southside to further promote the area, whilst celebrating and highlighting a huge range of local talent.

This consultation is about the Traffic Regulation Orders (the legal documents required to make changes to the status of the road) associated with Southside Public Realm improvement.

About this consultation

During this consultation, you can make comments on the proposals or submit a formal objection (which must include the grounds for the objection). You can either make your response via this webpage (please provide your contact details as part of your response), by email to or you can post a written objection to: Assistant Director - Transport & Connectivity, Inclusive Growth Directorate, 1 Lancaster Circus Queensway, PO Box 14439, Birmingham B2 2JE.

All responses must be received by 24 September 2021.

If you have chosen to object to the proposed orders, you may be contacted by a project officer to further discuss your objection.

If you have any questions about this consultation or need help understanding the plans, please contact or call 0121 303 7532

What is included in this consultation?

A Traffic Regulation Order, or TRO, is the legal documentation required to make changes to the status of the highway (road). This consultation is to make residents and businesses aware of the proposals to introduce, and make permanent, TROs in the Southside area.

All TRO details and plans can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

The TROs in this consultation include four types of change: traffic movements; parking (controlled parking zones and taxi bays); pedestrian areas & shared use footway.

Traffic Movements

To introduce permanently a no right turn movement (shown by grey hatching  on the traffic movement variation plan) from Hurst Street into Smallbrook Queensway

View traffic movement variation plan

View traffic movement variation TRO

Parking – controlled parking zone and taxi bays

To introduce permanently and consolidate waiting and loading restrictions, and to introduce permanently and amend the Hackney Carriage stands on lengths of:

  • Hurst Street
  • Thorp Street

View CPZ variation (TRO)

View CPZ variation (plan) (Changes are shown in green on the CPZ variation plan)

View Hackney Carriage stand plan (Changes are shown in black hatching on the Hackney Carriage stand plan)

Pedestrian areas

To introduce pedestrian zone restrictions (shown in green hatching on the pedestrian zone variation plan) on lengths of:

  • Ladywell Walk
  • Hurst Street

View pedestrian zone variation (plan)

View pedestrian zone variation (TRO)

Shared use footway

To introduce permanently a section of shared use footway and cycle track (shown in blue hatching on the shared use footway plan) on lengths of:

  • Hurst Street
  • Smallbrook Queensway

View shared use footway (plan)


  • Bordesley & Highgate


  • All residents
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff


  • Democracy and Participation
  • Faith & Religion
  • Libraries
  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Business
  • City Centre Parking