Birmingham to build 6,000 homes on green belt

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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The Government’s planning inspectorate has approved plans to build more than 6,000 homes on green belt land around Birmingham.

Plans to release a swathe of green belt are included the council’s Birmingham Development Plan which aims to build 51,500 homes in the city before 2031.

The inspector supported the release of Green Belt land for 6,000 houses in Langley and a 71 hectare strategic employment site at Peddimore in Sutton Coldfield, to help plug a yawning housing gap in the city.

Waheed Nazir, acting strategic director for economy, said: “Having the Birmingham Development Plan endorsed by the planning inspector is a major success and means we can get on with the job of providing much-needed housing and employment opportunities in the city.

“It is critical in supporting the city’s growth agenda and our ambition for it to be an enterprising, innovative and green city, delivering sustainable growth to meet the needs of its population and strengthening its global competitiveness.

“Crucially, the inspector has endorsed both our approach to the release of land on the Green Belt and the dealing with the housing shortfall.”

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