Birmingham Council to re-start major regen project
Birmingham Council has approved plans to start work on a major regeneration site that has been stalled for 18 months.
The council’s cabinet agreed today to restart the scheme on cleared land on the Lyndhurst estate which will deliver 316 new homes.
It is doing this with £1 million from Communities and Local Government department’s growing places fund. This cash must be repaid in full from the proceeds of the development.
The regeneration will be done through the council’s own house building programme the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust, working in partnership with private developers.
Up to 50 per cent of the homes will be new council homes for rent and the rest will be for sale. The scheme will also see a new neighbourhood park and play facilities built on the estate.
Tahir Ali, Birmingham’s cabinet member for development, jobs and skills, said: ‘The proposals for the regeneration of the Lyndhurst estate demonstrate the council’s commitment to getting the city back to work by creating jobs in the construction industry and to tackling the inequalities and deprivation that affect many parts of the city.
‘We are passionate about providing as many of the highest quality new homes as possible and ensuring that there is an adequate supply of new rented homes to meet the needs of those who cannot afford to buy in the current market.’
The scheme would support the fabric of the local community by creating new play facilities, much needed new jobs in the construction industry and training opportunities for local young people, Mr Ali added.