Longbridge regeneration plans lodged by St Modwen
Developer St Modwen has lodged plans for the next phase of works at the ongoing Longbridge regeneration scheme, with company having now submitted five local planning applications.Situated at the former Rover plant in Longbridge, the development aims to deliver up to 400 new apartments and houses across three separate sites, with the developer also carrying out associated roads and local infrastructure improvements as part of the £50 million project.Mike Murray, senior development surveyor at St Modwen, said: "The regeneration of Longbridge is really gathering pace, following the opening of the new town centre at the end of August."We're now looking to move forward with the next stage of development following the huge success of the first phase of homes at Park View."If given the go ahead, the project will likely sustain up to 160 construction jobs in the area and will also provide a considerable boost to the availability of homes for both buyers and renters.David Dodge, a senior residential development surveyor with St Modwen, added the provision of a range of affordable purchase options for buyers will be at the heart of the next phase of the development, with the developer committed to the successful regeneration of the area for the benefit of the local community."New homes at Longbridge have already proved extremely popular, all properties are now sold in the first two phases of our Park View development," he noted.Furthermore, the final application by the developer has been made on behalf of Bournville College and pertains to the creation of a new 30,000 sq ft specialist Construction Centre on the Longbridge Technology Park to add to existing educational facilities in the area.The planning applications have now been registered with Birmingham City Council and a decision is expected in the coming months on whether the scheme can go ahead.
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