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Helping developers to help us build affordable housing

By on 07/04/2017 in Bulletin, Cabinet, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve proposals at cabinet on 18 April that will see new joint ventures with developers on ‘challenging’ sites and stimulate the creation of more affordable housing. The report – ‘Joint venture partnering with the private sector to accelerate housing growth’ – identifies some of the issues facing developers on […]

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Leader's Policy Statement 2014

By on 01/07/2014 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Working together for a fair, prosperous and democratic Birmingham We have implemented much of the manifesto on which we were elected in 2012. In this year's election we set out further pledges to build on that success in the year ahead. This is a positive agenda for change at a critical time in the city's […]

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Next step for Midland Metro extension

By on 10/02/2014 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Plans to extend the Midland Metro into Centenary Square and regenerate the area will take another step forward if plans are approved by cabinet. The cabinet report asks approval to release further Enterprise Zone resources to enable the continued development, which will complement the wider Paradise Circus redevelopment programme. It asks for approval for prudential […]

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Enterprize Zone helps drive forward development

By on 20/01/2014 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali with 0 Comments

Fifteen million pounds of funding to help drive development across the Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone is set to be announced at cabinet later today (January 20). The Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone consists of 26 sites identified and has the potential over the next 25 years to deliver 1.3m square metres of development and […]

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Birmingham to welcome new HS2 chairman

By on 16/01/2014 in Leader with 0 Comments

Birmingham is to host a high-level conference with new HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins as the leaders of local authorities across the country that will benefit from the project come to the city. The meeting tomorrow (Friday 17 January) will look at the importance of council leaders in driving forward the project and how best to […]

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Metro and Centenary Square plans to take major step forward

By on 14/10/2013 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali with 0 Comments

Plans to extend the Midland Metro and regenerate Centenary Square will take a major step forward if they are approved by the city council's cabinet on the 21st October. This will be the first major infrastructure project brought forward through the Enterprise Zone Investment Plan, supporting growth and investment in the city centre. The Greater […]

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Leading the way for a better skilled workforce

By on 09/09/2013 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Employment opportunities in Birmingham are set for a major boost as the city council sets out challenging targets to expand apprenticeship opportunities in the city. The Apprenticeship Strategy aims to tackle youth unemployment by: •             doubling the current number of 16-18 year olds starting apprenticeships, to over 5,700 by 2015/16 •             generating a 300% increase […]

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Media Watch – April 23

By on 23/04/2013 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham plans £17m bid for 'cycling revolution' (localgov.co.uk) A bid for £17m of Government funding to transform cycling provision in Birmingham is being put before the city council's cabinet today. A Green Deal in action (Local Government News) As the Green Deal begins to take effect; the Birmingham Energy Savers […]

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Life Sciences campus to take major step forward

By on 18/04/2013 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Plans for a Life Sciences campus on the former Birmingham Battery Park will take a significant step forward if Cabinet approves the acquisition of the site. The campus would be a key part of the new Life Sciences Economic Zone in Selly Oak and Edgbaston. It would also be a component of a major 12-hectare […]

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Media Watch – March 19

By on 19/03/2013 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council’s bin survey asks: Are you gay? (Sun, Daily Express, Times, Daily Star, Mirror, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Metro) Householders were asked if they were gay or bisexual — in a survey on wheelie bins. Our cities must be freed to flourish again (Telegraph) Article looking at Lord Heseltine's 'No Stone […]

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