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Slower is safer in the city centre

Anne Shaw, Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the plan to introduce 20mph limits to most roads in and around the city centre, with work starting today (May 16)…

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Next step for Druids Heath regeneration

By on 10/05/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is set to give the go-ahead to the development of a plan to identify the investment required to regenerate Druids Heath. The funding itself will come from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), rather than Birmingham City Council, but the proposed Druids Heath Investment Options Strategy aims to identify the priorities for the estate […]

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Giving business start-ups a helping hand

Councillor Tahir Ali, Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for development, transport and the economy, looks at the positive work the council has been doing to help the city’s entrepreneurs turn their aspirations into reality. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing businesses thrive and succeed, playing their part in boosting the […]

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Birmingham City Council funding accelerates motorcycle business start-up

A Digbeth-based motorcycle manufacturing start-up is the latest business to benefit from investment by Birmingham City Council. Mutt Motorcycles has received the financial boost from the council’s £5 million Creative Fund, which is managed by Finance Birmingham. Alongside investment from Ascension Ventures and two angel investors, the funding will be used to regenerate an underused […]

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Go-ahead for Perry Barr district centre scheme funding

By on 15/03/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is being asked to set the ball rolling for the regeneration of Perry Barr district centre by accepting the first phase of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) allocation, which will then be used to unlock growth in the area. A report due to go before cabinet on March 22 asks councillors to accept £1.9 million […]

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BMHT celebrates 2,000th home milestone

Birmingham City Council is celebrating the completion of the 2,000th home built through its own award-winning house-building programme, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT). The property, in Alma Street North, Newtown, was officially handed over to tenants Salih Kharif and his wife Mahadia Abdelrahman by Councillor Tahir Ali, the council’s cabinet member for development, transport and […]

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Greater Icknield transformation vision

By on 22/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A vision for the sustainable transformation of the area between the City Hospital and Edgbaston Reservoir has been approved. The Greater Icknield Masterplan provides guidance on how over 60 hectares bordering the west side of the city centre can be developed. It is the largest brownfield housing-led redevelopment proposal in Birmingham, with the potential to […]

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Perry Barr subway project approved

By on 17/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A project that is set to kick-start the transformation of Perry Barr has been approved. The A34 North Perry Barr subways project is located between the A453 Aldridge Road and A34 Walsall Road. It will see three pedestrian subways at the junction in-filled and the centre of the island raised up to existing road level. […]

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Green light for major highways projects funding strategy

By on 09/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is set to approve a strategy document setting out how major transportation and highways projects are funded over the next five years. The Programme Definition Document updates the council’s Transportation and Highways Capital Funding Strategy (THCFS) for the period from 2015/16 to 2020/21 at an estimated total capital cost of £253.916 million. The report […]

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Graduate Hub opens for second recruitment phase

By on 04/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The largest local government graduate scheme for planning and regeneration professionals is set to launch its second phase of recruitment. Birmingham City Council’s Graduate Hub gives graduates who have completed a built environment degree a wide range of experience in planning, regeneration and housing development work to help them work towards becoming chartered professionals. As […]

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