The scheme, if approved by the Secretary of State, could see an 80ha employment/industry site the size of Jaguar Land Rover in Castle Bromwich constructed at Peddimore Lane (A38, Kingsbury Rd to Warwickshire border) and 6,000 houses on the green belt bordered by Lindridge Rd, Springfield Rd, Webster Way and A38 Sutton Bypass.
ALL Sutton Coldfield residents are welcome, including those living in Four Oaks and Trinity wards.
Your green belt fight is NOT over!
At the last consultation, developers were lobbying the Council to provide allocation for 12,000 houses across all of the Sutton Coldfield green belt.
Although Birmingham City Council has selected the two sites in Walmley. it is anticipated when the Birmingham Local Plan is placed in-front of the Planning Inspector, the developers will lobby en masse and say:
- The Council's evidence understates the demand for homes;
- Some of the sites allocated e.g. brownfield / inner city are not viable so additional sites must be allocated e.g. more of the Sutton Coldfield green belt; and
- Sedgefield approach, which requires additional allocation of sites to deal with the backlog of homes not constructed over the last number of years
So it will be essential that all Sutton Coldfield residents who oppose building on the green belt, whichever ward they live in, take up the opportunity given to them during the final stages of the 8 week consultation and let the Council know their individual objections.
Preserving the Green Belt is vital so register your objection NOW! Don't be put off - people are available to help.
The consultation period
The consultation will last for eight weeks from 6th January until 12 noon on 3rd March, 2014.
Submitting your comments
Comments may be submitted:
A comment form can be downloaded by clicking here if you wish to use this option.
By Post to:
Director of Planning and Regeneration, Development and Culture Directorate
Birmingham City Council
PO Box 28