Shaping the future of our high streets, housing and open spaces

By on 22/07/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News

A key city-wide planning development policy that will help shape the future of Birmingham’s high streets, housing and open spaces is set for consultation if approved by cabinet.

The Development Management Development Plan Document (DM DPD) sets out detailed planning policies that will support the strategic Birmingham Development Plan.

Councillor Tahir Ali, cabinet member for development, transport and the economy, said: “The Birmingham Development Plan sets out our strategic vision for regeneration activity until 2031. Birmingham will be known as an innovative, green and enterprising city that has delivered sustainable growth, giving residents a high quality of life in attractive and well-designed neighbourhoods.

“The detailed planning policies set out within the DPD will support the Birmingham Development Plan and be used when planning applications are being considered. It will help shape some of the most visible areas of planning, such as how high a building should be, what a shop front should look like and how a development should relate to its surroundings.

“It is therefore vital that we have feedback from residents, businesses and other interested parties so we can deliver a strong future for our city.”

The public consultation is due to start shortly.

For more information about this DPD, visit


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