Birmingham considers plan for 1,700 homes
Councillors in Birmingham are set to rule next week on a regeneration scheme that could create 1,700 homes.
The council cabinet will consider the Aston, Newtown and Lozells area action plan on 25 June. If the proposals are given the green light they will then be put before the full council.
The action plan runs until 2026, and includes housing regeneration in Newtown and Lozells, as well as a business park in Aston expected to create 3,000 jobs.
Tahir Ali, cabinet member for development, jobs and skills, said: ‘This regeneration project will see the area undergo a huge transformation, with a better choice and quality of housing, good access to local facilities, jobs and a real sense of identity.
‘The economic regeneration will be secured through the creation of new jobs, particularly at the Aston regional investment site, capitalising on the area’s strategic location and proximity to the motorway network.’
The plan is expected to create 5,000 jobs in total, and improve public transport services. New housing is also planned for the Perry Barr/Birchfield area.
If the plan is adopted work will begin on marketing and developing the investment site.