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Old November 29th, 2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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Birmingham Housing Developments

A number of Dutch developments that could transform birmingham's inner city suburbs.

Dense - family friendly - good use of space (roof terraces instead of gardens)











Every property has it's own roof terrace and balconies instead of gardens increasing density and maximising land use


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Old November 29th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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They now have Solor houses in Newtown...
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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the thread soul 13, some gorgeous homes there, i love this pic and would love to see this in parts of digbeth, around bradford street for example, very impressive
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Old November 30th, 2010, 12:24 AM   #4
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I would love to see Southside redeveloped as Regency style district like Cheltenham, with fine three and four storey family housing lining crescents and squares and tree lined boulevards.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #5
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Old November 30th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #6
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Thanks for the thread soul 13, some gorgeous homes there, i love this pic and would love to see this in parts of digbeth, around bradford street for example, very impressive
looks a bit commie though?
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:15 AM   #7
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Something about the colours of the houses in the very first picture, and the way they meet the road reminds me of the row houses on The Wire - I can't help but think that's not the effect they were after.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:51 AM   #8
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I Don't think there's much wrong with Park Central myself. If we were to use that as a blueprint for redeveloping other 60's estates across the city then I really don't believe that we'll go far wrong.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 10:11 AM   #9
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The problem with Park central's that it looks and feels like an estate attached to city centre (I live there). What we need especially in areas like digbeth and east side is dense housing that follows the Victorian street pattern. There should be a number of apartments (especially along the main corridors, Bristol road, Digbeth high street) but if we really want to bring families back to inner city dense town houses of 3,4 bedrooms with roof terraces's the way to go.











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Old November 30th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #10
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that is like urban design porn!!!!!!!!
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Old November 30th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #11
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Something like those wonderful waterside houses could be built around the Typhoo factory and Warwick Bar / The Bond - love them! Also, talking about Bristol Road / St - I'd love the entire street from Bromsgrove St to the Ring Road to be like those gabled 4 storey terraces above, the waste of space from Etap back to the RR with similar terraces too (joining up with the Asda spiral tower!)
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #12
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Something about the colours of the houses in the very first picture, and the way they meet the road reminds me of the row houses on The Wire - I can't help but think that's not the effect they were after.
Hmmm now that you mention it i can see a bit of Baltimore in there!! After Bergerac, the wire has to be the best police drama
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 07:30 PM   #13
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Old March 16th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #14
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This is probably the best thread for this:

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Birmingham first council to build new “homes for heroes” for wounded ex soldiers

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Artist impression of the Homes for Heroes projectBIRMINGHAM has become the first council in the country to build new “homes for heroes” exclusively for wounded ex soldiers.

The 12 apartments, bungalows and houses in Bartley Green are for any former RAF, Army or Navy man or woman with priority given to those with a disability.

They are due for completion next year and are a partnership between the city council, the Alderson Trust, the Homes and Communities Agency and Galliford Try.

Although charities and trusts build homes for former service personnel across the country, Birmingham is the only local authority to do so.

Hero marine Lance Corporal Matt Croucher from Solihull, who was awarded the George Cross, welcomed the move.

He said if every council in the country followed Birmingham’s example, that would result in over 1,000 homes being built.

“It’s really good to see Birmingham leading the way and hopefully other councils will take it on board and do something similar,” he said.

The Alderson Trust is a charity within the city council which was set up in 1933 to provide homes for soldiers returning from the First World War........

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I like. I wish Birmingham had some quaint, is that the right word, houses with non obvious roads and pavements, benches ect. Could stick these on the Mackadown or in Digbeth and they'd look fab.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #16
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Could this thread be renamed housing developments instead? No point filling up the development thread with housing development news. Anyway

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Plans to create a housing scheme on the former Moor Green Football Club site in Birmingham have been given the green light by the city council. Birmingham Council's planning committee has approved proposals to build more than 80 homes on the grounds.

The application was submitted by consultant Brooke Smith Planning acting for David Wilson Homes Mercia.

Alongside the housing estate, a new school playing pitch for Hall Green Junior and Infant Schools and improved local sports facilities are also included in the plans.

A mix of two and three-storey open market houses and apartments will be built on the site together with a high proportion of affordable units, said Brooke Smith Planning. The site has been unused for some years, since the relocation of Moor Green FC.

Keir Price, of Brooke Smith Planning, said: “It is always tricky to secure consent on land perceived to be open space. While this site was never in the public realm it was considered to be an important local facility.

“The re-use of the site as now approved by members is a positive way forward and we appreciate the hard work put in by the local community, the local schools and ward members that now means that a positive scheme can emerge.

“David Wilson Homes are keen to move forward and complete the development and ensure that the community facilities are in place as soon as possible.”
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Old March 28th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #17
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I've heard something very scary, anyone in living in the sutton/lichfield area will know where I mean.

I have heard that the gov want to kick start the construction buisness in the uk with a mammoth sized house building project just north of blake street. The plot I hear is between the chester road, blake street/little aston lane/aldridge road, Birmingham Road and the M6 Toll.

This sort of land can hold 100,000s of people and I am sorry but I am going to be a NIMBY here, as it is a prestigous area and we don't want a new giant castle vale being built on our doorstep (sorry to the castle valeians on here but you know what i mean)

I sure hope it is not true.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #18
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Well this can't come as a surprise really. Just look at the national schemes of bypasses whereby the green belt land between the bypass and the settlement is built on over the years.

If it's not this I think Webster Way to the A38 Sutton Bypass will be a good candidate.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #19
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Yeh I've heard there's been plans for housing developments all along the bypass for numerous years. It doesn't surprise, nor does it really bother me as long as these are done well. It won't be the only one in the country.

Fears that it'll become another Castle Vale are unfounded as that became the hellhole that it was through poor design and poor construction, as well as the social issues brought by the clearance of the slums in the inner cities. And it won't hold hundreds of thousands of people (Sutton it self is only 150,000 people, I think). Depending on what sort of density they'll build it to, there could be a fair few thousand.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 10:19 AM   #20
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The council want to start constructing a "birmingham home" if they are anything like the dutch counterparts I'll be very happy. Our modern day houisng stock is trash. And I do alot of work in new build housing i'm afraid to say.
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