While we wait for the results of the Big City Plan consultation, for the new report and it’s follow-on consultation, and its passing by central government for approval, it seems that decisions are dripping out. Here’s a round-up of things announced and “happening” that I’d have considered to be still part of the consultation process:
“The council has given the nod for Birmingham Wholesale Markets to relocate to a site three miles from the city centre near the M6 in Witton and has appointed property firm Prupim as preferred bidder.” Birmingham Post
“The relatively unsung – and unexploited – “gay village”, five minutes from the Bullring and next to the Chinese Quarter, is in line for some upgrading.” Birmingham Post
“Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter is in line for a £1.5 million makeover with the creation of a “Golden Square” chosen by the public. Local architects Capita Lovejoy beat off competition from five rivals to secure the contract for the new space, which is designed to provide a focal point for visitors and shoppers. It will also accommodate ad hoc events including markets and exhibitions.” The Stirrer
“Digital transport project to be rolled out in Birmingham, for an integrated transport information system that would combine data such as traffic congestion, car parking availability and bus scheduling to provide live real-time information for individuals to plan journeys by computer, mobile phone or GPS.” Birmingham Central
Have you spotted any more? We may be able to piece together every bit of the plan before it’s decided upon.