Planning and approvals
Development strategy, planning and approval solutions for buildings, infrastructure, transport and city projects and investments.
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The second city is already a thriving place, known for its world-class universities, bustling business district and rich cultural heritage. However, the City Council is now looking to take it to the next level with its plans for a golden decade.
There are numerous major developments expected to come forward in the next few years that will contribute to this golden decade, such as Smithfield, Langley and the major regeneration of Ladywood.
But Birmingham faces challenges in securing the full range of homes needed to meet the needs of its residents, with particular issues associated with the delivery of new affordable homes. The city also faces a significant challenge with an ageing stock of homes that aren’t fit for the future, which needs urgently addressing given the impact that housing has on determining health outcomes.
We delve into the keys facts and figures of the plan for the second city, and discuss the scale of the contribution that Birmingham makes in terms of providing both homes and employment opportunities for the residents of the West Midlands.