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Old February 14th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #41
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Maybe Urban Splash could finish Rotunda lol
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Old April 13th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #42
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A nice of example of new builds in Smethwick and there is also a lot of new builds on the old brewery site in Cape Hill :

http://maps.google.es/maps/svpw?url=...ed&hl=es&gl=es

Although I haven't found an good image ,here is another build just around the corner from the above link :


http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/news/arti..._council_homes
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Old April 13th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #43
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Here is another structure .There's certainly a lot of different housing stock going up,as can be seen in the following link :

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Raglan...29.16,,0,-6.85

There seems to be quite a lot of housing like the following :

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Raglan...,9.46,,0,-0.53

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Another Smethwick street scence :

http://maps.google.es/maps?q=Raglan+...1,,0,5.03&z=19
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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #45
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3,500 new council homes to be built over the next decade :

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/n...name_page.html
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Old April 19th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #46
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About time work stated on this site, hopefully work will start soon after approval

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Application Number 2012/02168/PA
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Site Address Land bounded by Egghill Lane, Frogmill Road and Tessall Lane Egghill Estate Northfield Birmingham
Proposal Full Application for erection of 400 dwellings for rent & sale, including associated footpaths, highway works, car parking and landscaping

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Old April 20th, 2012, 02:30 AM   #47
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The Birmingham Post is reporting that the stalled Horizon apartment development on New Coventry Road at Sheldon, bought out by Locksbridge developments last summer is to restart.
It will involve an 18 month two phased development schedule, relaunching 46 completed apartments within the 140 apartment complex later this year. It will be renamed Solihull Heights.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 10:22 PM   #48
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Birmingham gets £3.2 million to repair city's 8,000 empty homes
by Jane Tyler, Birmingham MailApr 21 2012
BIRMINGHAM has been given £3.2 million by the Government to deal with the scourge of thousands of homes lying empty in the city.

There are around 8,000 empty privately-owned homes in the city, with around 1,900 of these having been vacant for over three years.

The money comes from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and will pay for 190 of these homes to be spruced up and rented out or sold.

A further £1.5 million of council money will be added to the HCA grant to create a loan fund of £4.7 million which owners of long-term empty properties can apply to.

The strategy was approved by the council Cabinet which was told empty houses were a blight as they attracted rubbish and vandalism.

They also add to the city’s homelessness crisis, with 26,000 families on the waiting list for a council property.

Although there are currently 8,000 empty properties, this was an improvement on the 15,000 which were empty in 2004.

Councillors were told that the authority had been tackling the problem by itself, with the setting up of the Birmingham Empty Property Team which had succeeded in bringing over 1,400 homes back into use.

Cabinet member for housing Coun John Lines said: “It’s still a shame we’ve got 8,000 homes lying empty, but it is better than 15,000.

“We have been given this grant because we proved we can tackle this.”

Harborne and Selly Oak are two areas particularly badly affected as landlords bought properties intending to rent them out to students, but then found there was an over-supply.

Labour leader Coun Sir Albert Bore asked how the council would decide which ones would be chosen.

Council leader Mike Whitby warned of the dangers of unscrupulous landlords letting their properties fall into disrepair, then using the council to do the renovations.

But Coun Lines said they would be relying on local officers to tell them which ones were worthy of being included in the scheme.

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Just looked on Google Maps, and I didn't realise the roads were already there, like there was meant to be a development MANY years ago but it just didn't happen..

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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:19 PM   #50
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I think there was already housing on the site originally,

they were of non standard construction and poorly built meaning they were pulled down, a few remain on the land surrounding it because the homeowners were originally told they could pay to have them structurally corrected or accept money(usually lower than they paid) for the house which would then be knocked down and new homes rebuilt. A few have been fixed but not many as most were council tennants anyway. There have been a few sites like it in Lonrbridge and Northfiled Area
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I think there was already housing on the site originally,

they were of non standard construction and poorly built meaning they were pulled down, a few remain on the land surrounding it because the homeowners were originally told they could pay to have them structurally corrected or accept money(usually lower than they paid) for the house which would then be knocked down and new homes rebuilt. A few have been fixed but not many as most were council tennants anyway. There have been a few sites like it in Lonrbridge and Northfiled Area
Yeah your right Sefton, just looked on Google Earth and used the history function, there were 7 tower blocks until 1999, 3 came down and 4 were left until 2002, when they came down, with most of the houses around the area, makes me wonder where all those people went to, because there were many cars.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #52
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Contracts awarded for Eastern Gateway in West Brom and some in Redditch

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Last updated: 6th Jun 2012 at 08:13am

Construction company Mansell has secured housing contracts across the Midlands worth almost £45m through its Stourbridge-based western regional business.

The 11 projects will result in more than 400 new homes – made up of houses, bungalows, apartments and extra-care apartments for the over-55s.

The contracts have been placed by local authorities and housing associations: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, whg, Accord Group, Redditch Co-operative Homes, Evesham and Pershore Housing Association, Orbit, Heart of England and the Sanctuary Group.

One of the biggest projects is the two-phase, £7.3m Eastern Gateway project in West Bromwich which will involve 69 affordable homes in the town centre, along with shops and office space.

The project – set for completion in spring 2013 – is a partnership between Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Accord Group and the Homes and Communities Agency.

Other contracts include the £5.1m Dorothy Terry House extra-care facility in Redditch for Evesham and Pershore Housing Association and 79 sustainable Norwegian timber-frame houses and apartments in Marlfields in Redditch for Redditch Co-operative Homes, part of the Accord Group.

The project is expected to be finished by summer 2013.
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I like the look of those - very well designed.
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Very Dutch looking, these should be the type of design for Icknield Port Loop development.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #55
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Title ''Birmingham Housing Developments'' so let's keep it to Birmingham and Birmingham only not outskirts not villages and towns outside B'ham.

So any pic's of what these newbuild Northfield terraces will look like?
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I understand where you are coming from BrummieLad , but ironically this impressive development is a lot closer to the city centre than Northfield will ever be .I must say that the plans look very promising , as do the new builds going up behind the Metro station.Well done West Brom .
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The Stafford Road facing part of Akron Gate (Goodyear factory, Wolverhampton, Persimmon Homes)) is on it's way up now. Will be interesting to see what it looks like.

http://www.persimmonhomes.com/files/...igin/37302.gif

Judging by this map I think it's flats facing the Stafford Road, so that'll be


http://www.persimmonhomes.com/akron-gate-2159
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I feel like the Sandwell and Dudley boroughs has really been setting the standard for providing sustainable and affordable homes in the region for a good while. Whether its new-build properties or the refurbishment of tower blocks, they really show everyone how it should be done... This will prove massively beneficial for them in the long term, I think.
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Masterplan here
http://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/N...rod_DC_PLANAPP
and the contracts been awarded for all 400 homes, great news for the area, its lay as an empty site for a good few years now, with all the housing going up/planned for in the Longbridge/Frankley/Rubery area I wonder when we will see plans for new schools in the area, cant be far off

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Kier wins £45m Birmingham new housing jobKier wins £45m Birmingham new housing job
Aaron Morby | Mon 11th June | 7:35

Affordable homes specialist Kier Partnership Homes has secured the latest phase of development at Egghill in Birmingham.

Kier will build 400 new homes and a neighbourhood park on Tessall Lane in Northfield with a development value of £52m.

This builds on the successful first phase of development at the site, ‘Balaam Wood’, where Kier is currently delivering 58 new homes.

Phase 3 will comprise 122 houses and flats for Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust and a further 278 two, three and four-bedroom homes for outright sale.

Kier Partnership Homes’ appointment, managing director Chris King said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by BMHT to continue our association with them on the latest phase of development planned for Egghill.”

The development at Egghill is BMHT’s first to offer new family homes for both private sale and social rent side by side.
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Looks good - been a long time coming
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