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Birmingham is growing, and fast. Housing delivery is exceeding forecasts, Curzon Street Station and High Speed 2 construction are well underway, and the 2022 Commonwealth Games are taking place this year. But is this growth being experienced by all sectors in the city?
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Central Birmingham has seen retail reduction, accelerated by the pandemic. There's a lack of high-quality, available employment land which has restricted the delivery of larger industrial and logistics facilities. And there's a big challenge that exists with low levels of affordable housing delivery, high levels of unemployment, and ongoing homelessness.
There is a need for more to be done to deliver affordable family housing, and to support skills development for young people. Will the Government play a supportive role in the devolution of fiscal powers to the City, and help drive its ambitions forward?