Disposal of Education Playing Field Land (Section 77): Short Heath Unattached Playing Field

Closes 19 Sep 2019

Opened 11 Jul 2019

Overview

Birmingham City Council wishes to dispose of 26,912 square metres  of unattached school playing field land at Short Heath Road, Birmingham B23 6JX (adjacent to Bleak Hill recreation ground), in the Erdington district of the city.

In order to dispose of this playing field it will be necessary for Birmingham City Council to apply for written consent from the Secretary of State. It is only at that point that we will be able to dispose/change use of this land.

We are consulting all interested parties on this proposed disposal and are interested to receive your comments. 

The playing fields have not been used by a school or any community group for 10 years.

Although the fields are not being used, Birmingham City Council continues to maintain them.There are ongoing costs for the maintenance and upkeep of these fields.

Should approval be given, Birmingham City Council is proposing to use the land to address the current housing shortage. This will be subject to planning permission and all other relevant approvals. Any proceeds from the disposal of these playing fields will be used to provide alternative sporting facilities in the city.

 

Why We Are Consulting

We are interested in receiving comments regarding the proposal to dispose of these fields.

The consultation will run from Thursday 11th July 2019 to Wednesday September 19th September 2019.

All comments received will be forwarded to The Secretary of State who will make a decision on the disposal of the fields.

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