Plans for more than 2,000 new homes

By on 05/12/2014 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News

Plans for Birmingham City Council’s house-building arm to build over 2,000 new houses in the next five years are to go before cabinet.

The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) Delivery Plan for 2015-2020 will deliver an estimated 2,056 homes, of which 1,456 will be new rented council homes.

The plan sets out key priorities for the next five years, locations of development sites and the number of homes planned for each development site.

The sites within the delivery plan comprise a mixture of former uses, including obsolete council homes that have been demolished, former garages and depots and low quality amenity.

As well as a number of small development sites, the plan includes major housing and regeneration schemes in Kings Norton, Meadway, Bromford and Yardley Brook.

Councillor Tahir Ali, cabinet member for development, transport and the economy, said: “This administration has doubled the scale of the BMHT programme which has now completed over 650 new homes for rent and 550 sold. This five year plan shows how seriously we take our responsibility to provide new homes for the citizens of Birmingham and our commitment to increasing house supply.

“Birmingham needs around 80,000 new homes by 2026 and the city council, through the BMHT, has become the leading developer of new homes within the city, building more new homes than any other single provider. House-building also makes a valuable contribution to the economy, with every £1m of construction spend supporting 12 jobs in the building and supply chain sector.

“Additionally, the programme has created 200 training and apprenticeship places so far, with a further 250 expected over the period 2015-20.”

Cabinet will be asked to approve the delivery plan when it meets on Monday 8 December.

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