Industrial park could create 6,500 jobs
PLANS have been submitted for one of Birmingham’s largest ever regeneration projects which could create up to 6,500 jobs.
Developer IM Properties has lodged its proposals for the Peddimore site, near Sutton Coldfield, to transform more than half of the 175 acres of land there into a major new employment hub.
It is hoped the project in Minworth will attract leading manufacturers and logistics companies due to its proximity to the motorway network and create a further 3,000 jobs in associated supply chains.
In addition to creating industrial space, the project includes the construction of a roundabout on the A38 and bridge over the A38 to allow pedestrians and cyclists to access Peddimore.
IM Properties is also propos- ing a programme of junction upgrades and highway improvements on the national and local road network such as alterations to signal timings, signals and carriageway widening aimed at improving traffic flows.
IM Properties was recruited last March to carry out the regeneration of 91 acres of land with the second phase to be retained by Birmingham City Council for development at a later date.
David Smith, planning director at IM Properties, said: “We would like to thank local people for providing their valuable feedback at the public exhibitions which were the largest we have embarked on as a company with an extensive suite of materials and techniques used to engage a broad audience.
“These events and our wider programme of engagement have provided an opportunity to take on board a wide range of people’s views but, equally importantly, to also establish relationships with local communities.”
The application site neighbours the proposed Langley Urban Extension where up to 6,000 new houses are set to be built.
The planning application is expected to be determined by the city council by the spring and, subject to planning permission, work could begin this summer.
> An artist’s impression of the Peddimore industrial development