Emerging Core Strategy

By on 02/11/2010 in News

Birmingham City Council's Cabinet will consider the Birmingham Core Strategy, a city wide strategic planning policy document, at their meeting on Monday 8 November 2010.

The core strategy will become the key strategic overarching planning policy document for development in the city of Birmingham.  The strategy will set out wide ranging policies that include economic growth, new housing construction, retail growth, employment provision, the environment, transportation, sport, education and health. 

Cabinet Member for Transport and Regeneration, Cllr Timothy Huxtable, said:  “This will play a key role in helping to shape the future direction of this great city.

“All future development and investment in Birmingham will be considered against the approach and policies in the core strategy. Once finalised it will be the principal strategic planning policy document within The Birmingham Plan, the city's Local Development Framework. It will provide the statutory foundation for other initiatives such as the Big City Plan - the city centre masterplan.”

If approved by Cabinet, the strategy will undergo a 12 week period of public consultation, scheduled to commence mid December 2010.

Notes to editors:

Under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Planning Policy Statement 12 all local planning authorities are required to produce core strategy documents. The adopted strategy will replace the adopted Unitary Development Plan 2005 policies chapters 2 - 7. The strategy will set out the city's growth aspirations and approach for tackling key issues for the next 20 years.

The adopted strategy and its policies will be considered material in the determination of development requiring planning consent. It will form the strategic basis for other existing and future local planning policies in Birmingham.

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