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Birmingham City Council

Edgbaston Reservoir and Icknield Port Loop Development Framework - Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

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Icknield Port Loop is one of the largest redevelopment sites in the City and represents a major opportunity to create a high quality canalside scheme of regional significance. Because of its size, location and unique waterfront attributes, the ‘Loop’ offers great potential for a range of mixed-use developments, focusing around the canal system and Edgbaston Reservoir.

Development at Ickneild Port Loop will also strengthen connections between the City Centre and the Edgbaston, Summerfield and Ladywood areas. It will deliver significant local recreational benefits and stimulate the local housing market.

This Development Framework contains a number of key proposals, including

  • redeveloping Icknield Port Loop as a high quality, family orientated, mixed use scheme, promoting and enhancing the canals and links to Edgbaston Reservoir for visitors and leisure users.
  • redeveloping Ladywood Middleway / Ring Road frontage for a high profile, mixed use scheme with community and leisure uses.
  • protecting and enhancing the Edgbaston Reservoir (a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC)), including creating a Water Activities Centre, Visitor Interpretation Centre and redeveloping the Tower Ballroom in the longer term.

Please note that a new Masterplan is currently being prepared for the wider Icknield area and we are currently asking for comments on it . Once adopted that Masterplan will replace this Development Framework.

A copy of the Development Framework is below along with a map showing the area covered by the proposals.

Document Status : Statutory Policy Document - Adopted July 2005

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Last Updated : 17th January 2014