Birmingham appoints consultancy for urban extension

Out-Law News | 30 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am |

Birmingham City Council has appointed David Lock Associates to produce the masterplan for its 6,000 home Langley scheme at Sutton Coldfield, according to a Planning Magazine report .

The proposed urban extension scheme, which is included in the Council's draft local plan, will include the release of green belt land. The Council said in its draft local plan that the limited capacity of the urban area to meet the needs of the City’s growing population represents "exceptional circumstances which justify the release of land from the green belt for housing development".

The Council said the scheme will be an "exemplar of sustainable development and a destination of choice for families wishing to live in Birmingham". "The development will achieve the highest standards of sustainability and design, and provide a range of supporting facilities to help foster a strong sense of community," it said.