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As woody asked...

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Application Number 2012/02303/PA
Application Type Outline
Site Address Selly Oak Hospital Raddlebarn Road Birmingham B29 6JD
Proposal Outline application for demolition of buildings shown on parameter Plan 5 Building Retention Strategy (OX4779-158 SK05) and the construction of a maximum of 650 dwellings and construction of up to 1000m2 (maximum) Use Class A1 (Shops); 500m2 (maximum) Use Class A3 (restaurants and cafes) and Use Class A4 (drinking establishments); 1500m2 (maximum) Use Class B1(a) (offices)/Use Class A2 (financial & professional services) and Use Class D1 (non residential institution) together with access, associated public open space, roads, car parking and landscaping.
 

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I know people who still work on site, with no idea on when they will be moving, hopefully soon though as this looks quite nice.
 

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It's a shame so much of the old infirmary is biting the dust but you can see on the plan that to create a nice environment the existing building was just too much of a massing. Nice layouts and retention ideas.
 

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Thought this was worth posting here as its only around the corner from this site

£6 million affordable rent building scheme for Selly Oak


Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Monday 28th May 2012 - 4:44pm

£6 million building scheme for Selly Oak
Contracts have been signed on a new development of contemporary canal side homes in Selly Oak, Birmingham.

The £6m scheme on Elliott Road will be built by Loughborough-based contractor and developer William Davis Ltd on behalf of housing and care provider Midland Heart.

Situated on a strategic site close to the train station and University of Birmingham, Elliott Road will comprise a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses and two-bedroom apartments for shared ownership and affordable rent. The properties will benefit from a canal side frontage to the Worcester and Birmingham canal and will help revitalise a former industrial area within the district.

Guy Higgins, managing director of William Davis, said: “This contract signing not only marks the start of a major redevelopment project but also another milestone in our long-term working relationship with Midland Heart.

“Together we have a strong track record in the provision of award-winning affordable homes and are committed to continuing this success in Selly Oak.”

Ruth Cooke, chief executive officer, Midland Heart added: “This fantastic scheme is another step towards achieving our vision of raising the standards of affordable housing which is available to people living in the East and West Midlands.”

Elliott Road is scheduled to be completed in July 2013 and is being developed in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency and Birmingham City Council.
http://www.24dash.com/news/housing/2012-05-28-6-million-affordable-rent-building-scheme-for-Selly-Oak
 

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Plans for a major redevelopment of the partly decommissioned Selly Oak Hospital are set to be scrutinised by Birmingham City Council's planning committee next week (24 January 2013).

The mixed-used scheme includes 650 houses, restaurants, cafes and pubs, as well as offices aimed at the financial and professional services sector. It is expected almost 150 construction jobs would be created by the project, with houses created for about 1,650 residents.


Planners at the council have recommended the initial outline planning application be approved, subject to a section 106 agreement, alongside a list of other conditions.

Selly Oak Hospital is now part decommissioned and will become surplus to the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust's requirements in 2013. The transfer of all patient facilities to the nearby new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham was completed in 2011.

Following notifications for neighbours, residents associations and Selly Oak and Bournville councillors, 14 individual letters of objection and 123 copies of a standard letter have been received.

Concerns include some who feel the site would be better served by the creation of high technology jobs or a smaller residential development with a greater emphasis on long-term job creation.

Others complained that the number of houses proposed was "too great for the existing infrastructure to cope with" and that the scheme would have a "detrimental effect on the character of Bournville" and would jeopardise any future bid for world heritage status.

The jobs expected to be created during the construction phase would each equate to ten years of employment, city planners said in the report.

The University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust has submitted the plans, with commericla property consultancy GVA acting as agent for the scheme.

The proposed development is close to the Cadbury World tourist attraction and Battery Retail Park.

It would also further strengthen the burgeoning A38 corridor from the south of Birmingham into the city, complementing the £1bn regeneration of Longbridge and projects in the Northfield area.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/83334-major-selly-oak-hospital-redevelopment-set-nod
 

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EGI are suggesting a positive outcome is likely:

Selly Oak revamp set for nod

Outline plans for a major mixed-use scheme on the site of the partly defunct Selly Oak hospital will go before Birmingham planners next Thursday.

The residential-led proposals comprise 650 homes, offices targeting the financial and professional services sectors, restaurants, cafes and pubs.

The plans have been minded for approval, subject to a section 106 agreement.

The hospital becomes surplus to the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust later this year.

The site is close to the A38 corridor from the south of Birmingham into the city.

GVA is advising The University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust on the plans.
 

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^^I hope so... It looks like a sensibly laid out plan that tips a nod to what was there before. I personally like it.
 

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Hi all. I think this looks really good but it's a shame they don't plan to keep more of the existing buildings. Also I think they could make more of the canal side location. There should be a bar or a cafe with a canal view and outside seating.

I have a narrowboat and once you leave the city centre there are virtually no pubs on the canals in Brum. Birmingham and the Black Country could make so much money from narrowboat tourism. We just need more redeveloped canals were boaters can stop and get drunk.

The beauty of narrowboating is that you can cruise along going from pub to pub to pub etc etc. Birmingham canals need more pubs and Selly Oak is the perfect place to start.

They should include a few mooring rings in the development. They're bound to get boats stopping here, even if the bars don't front the canal.
 

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Major housing development for former Selly Oak Hospital site approved

by Neil Elkes, Birmingham Post Jan 30 2013

Up to 650 new homes will be built on the former Selly Oak Hospital site in Birmingham despite fears of increased pressure on school places and local roads.

City councillors have ruled that the University Hospitals Trust can develop the 17 hectare site and help meet Birmingham's demand for thousands of new homes.

Speaking on behalf of the hospital Nick Hardy said: “This development is highly beneficial, it will deliver affordable housing and new jobs.”

He added that eight heritage buildings, including the water tower and the well block would also be preserved and restored.


But local councillors had previously objected that the site should be used for industrial development to create much needed jobs, while neighbouring residents were worried about pressure on local services.

Resident William Gripp said: “With all these new homes, what is going to happen about school provision? And we already have busy roads.”

He was told that the hospital has committed to pay £1.7 million towards school places in the immediate area once construction begins.

Planning officer Simon Turner said that while the site had recently been quiet it used to be a fully-functioning hospital and there would be ‘much less traffic than there used to be’.

Committee member Coun Maureen Cornish (Con, Sutton Four Oaks) said that the schools issue needs to be dealt with carefully.

“We already have a shortage of school places across the city and are extending existing schools. At some point we have got to look at new schools.”

The Victorian Society had objected to the loss of part of an old Victorian Workhouse complex, but the planning committee was told that only a building at the back of the complex would be demolished.

Ideal Estates has also threatened legal action against the council after it emerged that there would not be a road link from Elliot Road onto the site.

The company said that it had been told to keep land aside for a road link in earlier discussions with the council.

Read More http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2013/01/30/major-housing-development-for-former-selly-oak-hospital-site-approved-65233-32705265/#ixzz2JUozEEcn
 
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