The main topic on the agenda will be the proposed plans to build 6,000 houses and large scale industrial site on the Sutton Coldfield green belt in the New Hall ward.
The purpose of this meeting will be to provide background, give the latest information and answer questions so people can respond to the plans in the most informed way possible.
One, maybe two Birmingham City Council planners will be attending on the evening.
Birmingham City Council seem to be driving through a plan despite:
- A substantial stock of brownfield sites available within the West Midlands
- 12,000 empty homes across Birmingham
- 14,000 homes in the urban area already with planning permission
- Overwhelming objection by the residents of Sutton Coldfield
- An infrastructure plan which has not considered the issues of an already overstretched health care and transport system
It is crucial that people attend to see what future development is being proposed in Sutton Coldfield, in order that they make their responses when the second consultation opens on 6th January 2014.
The Birmingham Development Plan 2031 is still only a draft document and people's opinions matter. The next public consultation is very important and it is vital that as many residents as possible express their views.
Birmingham Development Plan web site:
Planning and Growth Strategy
Development and Culture Directorate
Planning and Regeneration
Birmingham City Council
PO Box 28
Birmingham B1 1TR