Public exhibition to be held on first phase at Icknield Port Loop
A public exhibition on the detailed plans for the first phase of development at Icknield Port Loop (IPL), including new homes, green space and proposals for the location of a new sports and swimming facility, is to be held next week.
Outline planning permission for the IPL masterplan was granted in 2013, paving the way for a new development partnership between two of the country’s leading regeneration specialists, Places for People and Urban Splash, working together with Birmingham City Council and the Canal & River Trust, to deliver the project. The partners have recently been working on the detailed design of the first phase of this 43-acre, canal-side Birmingham site – one of the UK’s biggest brownfield regeneration projects.
The overall masterplan includes up to 1,150 new homes, as well as retail and leisure facilities. The first phase to be brought forward will include 200 homes, some supporting commercial space, new areas of open green space and a brand new swimming pool for which a separate planning application will be submitted.
The project will ultimately be delivered through Icknield Port Loop LLP, with Places for People and Urban Splash working in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Canal & River Trust.
The public exhibition and consultation will be held at The H Suite (also known as The Venue and formerly named the Centennial Centre), 100 Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston B16 0AA and will be open to the public from Midday to 8pm on Monday 27th March.
Open to anybody living and working in the area, the exhibition will enable local residents, businesses and other interested parties to view the proposals, ask questions of the project team and provide feedback before a detailed planning application is submitted.
Adam Willetts, Senior Development Manager at Urban Splash, on behalf of the LLP, said: “The display will give local people an opportunity to look at the detailed design for the first phase of this transformational scheme that will combine the great heritage of the site with the latest construction methods and contemporary architecture.
“The proposals will help to combat the current shortage of new homes in the local area, as well as delivering new commercial and community facilities – including a new swimming pool for the city. I would encourage anybody who lives, works or visits the area regularly to come along, see the plans for themselves, speak to the development team and leave their comments.”
For those unable to attend the exhibition, the proposals will be available to view at www.port-loop.com from 27th March 2017.