Our planning

In spring 2021, we will be submitting three separate planning applications to Birmingham City Council to deliver Development Zone 1A.

Once the applications are submitted, Birmingham City Council will undertake its own statutory consultations and give relevant organisations and the local community the opportunity to comment on the plans.

Application 1: A ‘reserved matters’ application for Unit A

Application 2: A ‘reserved matters’ application for Unit B

Development Zone 1A already has planning permission for large manufacturing and logistics buildings. The ‘reserved matters’ applications for Unit A and Unit B will provide the full detail about these buildings and the areas immediately around them. They will show the layout and design of the buildings; the external appearance and elevational treatments; hard and soft landscaping; parking areas, circulation space and fencing; as well as plans to manage drainage, minimise emissions and address other detailed technical requirements.

Both applications will be supported by their own plans and reports including: a Planning Statement; Design and Access Statement; Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Report; Detailed Lighting Scheme; and Noise Impact Assessment.

Application 3: A ‘Section 73’ application to make minor changes to the existing hybrid planning permission

This will align the existing planning permission with our latest plans for Units A and B. It will set out the minor changes we are proposing to the existing planning permission, which include: improvements to landscaping around the edge of Zone 1A (including the green corridors along the main spine road and the relocated Peddimore Brook crossing); increasing the floorspace to allow provision of mezzanines within Unit B; and an increase in height on Zone 1A to accommodate stair towers on Unit B.

The Section 73 application will be supported by various documents that assess the effects of the changes and identify whether additional mitigation is needed. These documents will build on information and assessments that form part of the existing planning permission. They include: a Planning Statement; Supplementary Environmental Statement; Landscape and Green Infrastructure Strategy Addendum; Transport Assessment Addendum; and various plans and images.