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Wider Botanical Gardens Regeneration Framework

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The area bounded by Westbourne Road, Richmond Hill Road, Farquhar Road and the cross-city railway line (referred to as the “Wider Botanical Gardens Area”), is a unique area of Birmingham. It is characterised by green, open spaces, and is surrounded by some of Birmingham’s most prestigious housing. The importance of both the historic and green environment is reflected in that the whole of the area falls within Edgbaston Conservation Area.

The area is home to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, some of the best independent schools in the country, a number of substantial residential properties, a public house/restaurant and offices. These activities, however, generate considerable vehicular trips within the area and peak period congestion coupled with insufficient car parking facilities pose concerns for local residents and users alike.

We have prepared a Regeneration Framework document to identify:

  • What is special about the area,
  • What needs to be protected and enhanced,
  • Issues and problems that detract from the area,
  • How to address those issues,
  • Provide a vision for the area,
  • Identify a set of opportunities and actions to encourage ongoing investment and maintenance,
  • Identify a proposed way forward.

Consultations on the Draft Framework were held between 17th February and 4th April 2014. All comments made will now be considered, and the Framework amended where necessary prior to adoption. The final copy of the Framework will be available here when it has been completed;

You can view copy of the draft framework below along with a map showing the area covered by the framework.

Document Status : Draft Regeneration Framework- Consultation responses under consideration.

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Last Updated : 8th April 2014