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Eastside Design and Movement Framework - Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

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Please Note : This document has now been revoked and is no longer in use

The Eastside Initiative was established to bring about the regeneration of the Eastside area of the City Centre, building upon Millennium Point and the Bullring Shopping Centre.

The Eastside Draft Design and Movement Framework was approved for consultation purposes in 2003, but was never formally adopted. The draft Framework set out key design principles to guide development and transportation proposals to support and enhance the anticipated level of activity in Eastside. It took a design-led approach to managing change in Eastside and provided and enabled

  • a design context for future development
  • co-ordination of major development projects including the Technology Park and the Learning and Leisure Quarter Joint Venture
  • relocation of the Royal College of Organists to Curzon Street Station
  • a new City Centre Park
  • options for the remodelling of Jennens Road as an Address Street and potential future Metro route
  • closure of Aston Street to through traffic within Aston University Campus
  • Curzon Street/Albert Street realignment to run adjacent to the railway line (helping create a pedestrian friendly environment for the new City Centre Park)
  • remodelling of Digbeth/High Street, Deritend to improve the environment and encourage investment
  • enhancement of the Digbeth Branch Canal corridor and River Rea
  • promotion of a sustainable Eastside with high quality pedestrian and cycle routes
  • the development of a method to provide and maintain shared use car parking in the area (to include the consideration of underground and/or multi-storey facilities)

The document was never formally adopted and the draft document has now been revoked. It is now superseded by the Eastside Masterplan.

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

Document Status : Draft Statutory Policy Document - Prepared 2003 - Revoked in July 2013 and replaced by Eastside Masterplan

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Last Updated : 13th January 2014