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Old August 21st, 2015, 11:59 PM   #1
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Official Birmingham Development Thread 47!

This one is long overdue...
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Old August 22nd, 2015, 12:16 AM   #2
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Old August 22nd, 2015, 12:21 AM   #3
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Old August 23rd, 2015, 01:50 AM   #4
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Old August 23rd, 2015, 11:00 AM   #5
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Old August 23rd, 2015, 11:32 PM   #6
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I know it has a thread, but how about the first pic in this one be of the most optimistic proposal at the moment?


Source: https://eplanning.birmingham.gov.uk/...DAURI=PLANNING
Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...11&postcount=1
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Old August 24th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #7
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I wasn't really sure where to put this comment...

...so it's going here!

Anyone else noticed that theres plants growing behind some of the upper discs on selfridges on the side facing moor street station??
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Old August 24th, 2015, 09:38 PM   #8
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Doesn't surprise me - half of the buildings around have foliage growing out of places like guttering, parapets and tops of porticos.
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Old August 24th, 2015, 10:10 PM   #9
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I've got the same problem. Admittedly Selfridges isn't as old as me...
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Old August 24th, 2015, 10:36 PM   #10
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Not sure where to put this one or whether this is being replaced with anything....(sefton ha?)

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Old August 24th, 2015, 10:53 PM   #11
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Is it he MSCP by the children's hospital? It's to be partially replaced by a new state of the art cancer treatment unit I believe?
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Old August 24th, 2015, 11:07 PM   #12
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MSCP Behind Thistle next please, and then Thistle itself.
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The MSCP behind the thistle will no doubt be going over the next few years


It's reached the end of its life span and needs to be replaced, M&G recently bought the site for quite a fee and said they intended to redevelop


Sadly I think the thistle is here to stay
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Old August 25th, 2015, 12:21 AM   #14
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I seem to remember an application a few years ago to replace the MSCP behind the Thistle with another MSCP?
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Old August 25th, 2015, 08:29 AM   #15
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I seem to remember an application a few years ago to replace the MSCP behind the Thistle with another MSCP?
Yup the car park is reaching the end of its life span, I think that app was a few years now and I'm sure it said 10-15 years life remained before IT would have to be replaced, NCP have a lease remaining for 22 years but M&G bought the site not long ago for £9.5M on a 250 year lease and said they plan to redevelop the site for the long term future
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Old August 25th, 2015, 08:30 AM   #16
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Birmingham mosque to be extended in £7.5m redevelopment
05:00, 25 AUGUST 2015 BY NEIL ELKES
New plans unveiled to expand KSIMC's facility in Balsall Heath which will also include funeral home, sports centre and flats
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...opment-9919697








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Old August 25th, 2015, 10:26 AM   #17
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Impressive visuals! It's good to see a change from the plasticky mosques of the 80s and 90s. It will be a real landmark for Balsall Heath.
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Old August 25th, 2015, 10:40 AM   #18
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Related: Balsall Heath are to become one of the first inner city areas in the country to vote on a neighbourhood plan. Normally Neighbourhood Plans are driven by white middle aged middle classes as a reaction against development, so it's great to see a more deprived community thinking about planning in a more positive way.

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...ue-say-9902628

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Inner city residents in Birmingham are to get a unique opportunity to vote for a major overhaul of buildings, roads and parks in their area for the first time.

Balsall Heath will break new ground when residents vote on planning regulations which they helped create themselves.

The proposals include reopening Balsall Heath train station, building more housing near the middle ring road, freeing up the River Rea through Calthorpe Park and more protection for the area’s heritage buildings, including Moseley Road Baths.

The plan will be put to 15,000 residents in a referendum – likely to be held on October 8 – after which it will become formal planning policy.

Until now, Neighbourhood Plans, which were created under the 2011 Localism Act, have tended to be developed in rural areas, villages and market towns.

But Balsall Heath became a pioneer for urban areas.

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There are several key elements to the plan:

* A town square at the Moseley Road/Haden Way junction with a landmark building. The area around the Ort Cafe to become a centre for creative enterprises tapping into that community living in Moseley and Balsall Heath

* Measures to reduce traffic and parking congestion on Ladypool Road

* A mixed development, with homes and either hotel, education or retail on the former Joseph Chamberlain College site, pictured above (a non-food retail park, given planning permission in 2006, has not been developed)

* New housing, up to 100 properties, on Highgate Road

* The Balsall Heath rail station is opened when the Camp Hill Chords line is reinstated

* The River Rea to become an attractive and enjoyable resource, by removing brick wall, widening it in places and landscaping the banks

* Allotments created on land next to Calthorpe Park

* A new youth centre for the area

* A heritage corridor along Moseley Road centred on the Baths and Library, the old Moseley School of Art and Old Printworks. Commitment to seek funding for restoration and conservation and condition that new developments take account of the heritage assets

* There are also a series of general guidelines on transport links, green spaces, heritage walks and quality of the built environment
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Old August 25th, 2015, 01:30 PM   #19
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All sounds brilliant, i hope as much of it comes to fruition.... and other inner city areas follow suit.

Like the sound of "A town square at the Moseley Road/Haden Way junction with a landmark building"
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Almost disappointed by the sane comments on the Post's article about this.
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