17th June 2014
A Freedom of Information request to Birmingham City Council has once again highlighted competition for reception places in Sutton Coldfield is on the rise. For the new term starting September 2014, 1055 parents living in the town were chasing reception places for their children, a figure up from the 944 in 2013. 887 were successful and secured a place at their first choice, with 89 children being offered their second and 25 their third.
17th June 2014
The Highways Agency has announced a £2.5m road improvement scheme, which will transform commuters’ journey experience to Birmingham International Airport, the NEC and Birmingham Business Park, is to commence this month. Roadworks are set to get underway on Monday 16th June and motorists are being warned to allow more time on their daily commute as delays are expected throughout the 5 month programme.
11th June 2014
A major road improvement scheme costing £11m is expected to get underway this month in Birmingham. The project, which is being financed to the tune of £8.2m by Central Government, will take 12 months to complete and ease traffic congestion and boost traffic flow on a busy stretch of the A452 Chester Road.
24th October 2013
A huge £11 million road improvement scheme for one of Birmingham’s busiest roads is going ahead, after the Government gave final approval. The A452 Chester Road project, which will take a year to complete, will get underway next spring.
10th September 2013
It’s official, the morning peak inbound trips into Sutton Coldfield is one of busiest in the city with a 6% increase recorded during 2012. Data provided by Centro revealed that in 2012, morning peak trips by public transport into Sutton Coldfield represented a 20.9% share of all trips (bus 16.7% and rail 4.2%) with car representing the remaining 79.1% share.
13th July, 2013
ADDITIONAL car parking spaces are to be provided at the busy Four Oaks Station as part of a £2million expansion programme to Park and Ride schemes in the region. Transport authority Centro confirmed that money has now been allocated to create a second deck to the site's larger southern car park.
6th June 2013
Land near the Camp Hill Chord’s rail connection is to be sold by Birmingham City Council to the current leaseholder, property developer Mucklows. The developer has an interested party with aspirations to develop the site, but only with a secure tenancy.
31st May 2013
Birmingham City Council’s proposals to build a state-of-the-art industrial park, creating in the region of 7,000 jobs on the former LDV site at Washwood Heath, appears to be over. HS2Ltd is pushing ahead with its plans to construct a service depot.
26th May 2013
The latest Sutton Coldfield Secondary School places intake 2013 are now available. Information requested via FOI from Birmingham City Council.
19th May 2013
A Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP) report commissioned by the Government Office for the West Midlands (GOWM), established that infrastructure has always been a key challenge in delivering sustainable developments around the A38 Lichfield/Sutton Coldfield corridor.
18th May 2013
The latest Sutton Coldfield Reception Class places intake 2013 are now available. Information requested via FOI from Birmingham City Council.
27th April 2013
By now you should be aware of the Birmingham Development Plan 2031, which includes the proposal to build up to 10,000 new homes (c.26,000 residents) and industrial zone on the Sutton Coldfield green belt over the next 20 years. But did you know Lichfield District Council, just 15 miles north of Sutton Coldfield, have published a Local Plan? They are proposing to build 9,000 new dwellings increasing the population by 15,000 in the District over 20 years.
14th December 2012
Good Hope Hospital situated on Rectory Road, Sutton Coldfield, already covers a catchment population of around 450,000, and sees more than 76,000 accident and emergency attendances per year including people from Tamworth and Lichfield.