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Old November 22nd, 2018, 09:33 PM   #121
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More of this please!!


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Application Number2018/09488/PA
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Site AddressLancaster House 67 Newhall Street and corner of Great Charles Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1NQ
ProposalDisplay of a living wall and digital display panel
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Old November 24th, 2018, 10:51 AM   #122
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I realise this may not be worthy of its own thread even though it’s 80m tall seemed like the best thread

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Application Number2018/09425/PA
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Site AddressLand off Hay Hall Road Tyseley Birmingham B11 2AU
ProposalDevelopment of an Energy Recovery Facility accepting 277,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of non-hazardous refuse derived fuel (RDF) creating electrical energy for local and national distribution









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Old February 16th, 2019, 10:57 AM   #123
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Seemed like the best thread


Edgbaston reservoir new pathway

https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk...ovement-works/

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Old February 16th, 2019, 11:04 AM   #124
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https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk...hes2019_V3.pdf


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Old February 25th, 2019, 09:08 AM   #125
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A Birmingham facility to transform non-hazardous refuse into electrical energy to be distributed across the country has been tipped for the green light.

The Renewable Energy Centre has been earmarked for land off Kay Hall Road in Tyseley and would handle 277,000 tonnes per year.

If approved by Birmingham City Council on Thursday 28 February 2019, the centre would have the capacity to generate a gross power output of 25MW.

A council document published ahead of the meeting said: "The scheme would involve the re-use of an industrial site and would provide a purpose-built industrial/ warehouse and Recovery Energy Centre development.

"The proposed REC facility represents innovative energy technologies in a suitable industrial location with good links to the strategic highway network without adverse impact on highway safety or residential amenity in planning terms, subject to relevant conditions.

"Additional pollution control mechanisms arise through the environmental permitting regime operated by the Environment Agency.

"The proposed design would introduce a modern industrial development that would add to the character and appearance of its industrial surroundings."


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Old February 25th, 2019, 09:26 PM   #126
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Thats great news, improvements to the path are long overdue, they've done a good job on the canal towpaths in the city over the last few years, so hopefully something similar will be done here.
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Old February 27th, 2019, 07:31 AM   #127
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Can see air quality and green infrastructure a major part of our future


To put the below figures into perspective the WHO have a set annual recommended level of 40 and are considering reviewing to lower further...


Bearing in mind they are annual averages so peak rush hour figures are probably far worse...

Interesting is the map tooof the city centre I can see the clean air zone increasing already hot spots further and pushing others into the top 10 which currently aren’t, can see it being extended further in future


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West Midlands Air Pollution Hotspots

The following locations are ranked by annual average level of NO (in ug/m):

1. Holyhead Road, Coventry – 75.6

2. Halesowen Road, Netherton, Dudley – 74.1

3. Watery Lane, Birmingham – 73

4. Priory Queensway, Birmingham – 72

5. Moor Street, Birmingham – 70

6. Etruria Road, Stoke-on-Trent - 68

7. A50, Uttoxeter – 67.7

8. Moor Street Quarter, Birmingham – 66

9. Islington Row, Birmingham - 66

10. Lawley Middleway, Birmingham – 65



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Old March 3rd, 2019, 05:48 PM   #128
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The CAZ is a poorly thought out distraction IMO.. the main priority should be to accelerate the wider shift to zero emission vehicles rather than setting up expensively designed local action areas which will simply displace much of the problem rather than tackle it.

If the figure I recall of £70m to setup the CAZ is correct (please correct me if I'm wrong) it is worth pointing out by comparison that BCC could have provided match funding grants (of £3500) doubling the national plug in vehicle grant (to £7k) as part of a scrappge scheme for 20,000 drivers. With correct targeting of older vehicles and of eligibility criteria - ie first to taxis, second at key workers, third city centre / innercity residents and businesses etc - then this could have made a massive difference AND been an economic stimulant in the area rather than the economic risk it is for the city centre.
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Old March 3rd, 2019, 09:23 PM   #129
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Should have had a surcharge on parking for non electric vehicles to actually encourage either electric vehicles or public transport into city centre

It could be rolled out to all areas too Kings Heath and Stratford rd are pollution hot spots too and would benefit....
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Old April 8th, 2019, 02:43 PM   #130
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Old April 8th, 2019, 09:30 PM   #131
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1. Holyhead Road, Coventry – 75.6
I get stuck on that road every morning and evening. Takes a good 20 minutes to get from Pickford Way to the ring road. The whole road gets bottlenecked from the BMW dealer to the ring road, then you get to play kamikaze getting on/off the ring road. Council are making it worse by introducing traffic lights on both roundabouts at Pickford Way which I think is in response to Lyons Park extension.

Air quality even in the parts where I work (Radford direction) is awful. Somehow fumes just linger in Coventry.
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Old April 13th, 2019, 10:56 AM   #132
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Less than a year to go until the CAZ comes into force, it’ll be interesting if the diesels list are older models that would’ve been charged...

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It still means there are 336,526 diesel cars registered in Birmingham. But the fact the number is finally falling - from 350,855 at the end of 2017 - is significant.

At the same time, the number of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) in the city rose by 4,482 in 2018 to a total of 16,719.

ULEVs are cars that emit less than 75g of CO2/km from the exhaust, and can travel for at least 10 miles while creating zero emissions. They include “pure” electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

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Old April 13th, 2019, 05:34 PM   #133
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Less than a year to go until the CAZ comes into force, it’ll be interesting if the diesels list are older models that would’ve been charged...




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That's an impressive growth in numbers
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Old May 2nd, 2019, 08:59 AM   #134
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Most logical thread for this I think

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A scheme to improve flood defences in Birmingham, which would cost £17m, have been announced.

The Environment Agency has submitted plans for the scheme, which is expected to help protect more than 900 homes and businesses in Bromford and Castle Vale.

It will involve raising flood walls or constructing new ones along the River Tame, which flows near The Fort Shopping Park, BBC News reported.

If approved, the work is expected to get under way late in the summer and could take a year to complete.

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Could (should) they not coincide this with the HS2 work which will be substantial in that area?
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Old May 2nd, 2019, 01:23 PM   #136
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I’m assuming they’d have planned ahead with hs2 in mind
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Old May 13th, 2019, 08:55 AM   #138
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Quite interesting to see B25 & B26 are high up on electric vehicles

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Areas with proportionally the most zero-emission cars

Postcode // Percent of vehicles that are 0 g/km

B3 // 1.6%

B25 // 1.4%

B4 // 0.6%

B1 // 0.4%

B26 // 0.3%

B15 // 0.3%

B5 // 0.3%

B17 // 0.2%

B7 // 0.2%

B16 // 0.2%

Areas with the highest proportion of gas guzzlers

Postcode // Percent of vehicles that are over 255 g/km

B3 // 4.7%

B15 // 3.5%

B4 // 3.3%

B1 // 2.3%

B5 // 2.2%

B18 // 1.9%

B9 // 1.8%

B72 // 1.7%

B16 // 1.6%

B17 // 1.6%

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Coventry City Council have just switched on the traffic lights at the roundabout linking A45 to A4114 Pickford Way. a perfectly functioning roundabout is now broken. Traffic at 6pm last week was backing up all the way to the Holyhead Road roundabout, mornings have been horrendous with traffic backing up onto the A45 itself. Entering the A45 has become dangerous as you have a convoy of cars wanting to enter the A45 on the slip at slow speed with oncoming traffic at 60mph.



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I get stuck on that road every morning and evening. Takes a good 20 minutes to get from Pickford Way to the ring road. The whole road gets bottlenecked from the BMW dealer to the ring road, then you get to play kamikaze getting on/off the ring road. Council are making it worse by introducing traffic lights on both roundabouts at Pickford Way which I think is in response to Lyons Park extension.

Air quality even in the parts where I work (Radford direction) is awful. Somehow fumes just linger in Coventry.
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