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Scheme development

Dudley Road Phase six – Dudley Road/Winson Green Road/Icknield Port Road junction

We are seeking to implement this sixth phase of the scheme in Spring/Summer 2023.

This consultation is about the Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs), the legal documents required to make changes to the status of the road associated with Phase six of the Dudley Road improvement scheme (junction of Dudley Road with Winson Green Road and Icknield Port Road).

The TROs in this consultation include two types of change:

  • parking restrictions
  • traffic movements

There is also information about the installation of:

  • a segregated cycleway
  • a non-segregated shared use footway/cycleway
  • the upgrading of pelican crossings to toucan crossing facilities - for pedestrians and cyclists

To find out more about the proposals, and to have your say, visit Birmingham BeHeard

The consultation closes on Friday 2 June 2023.

Northbrook Street, supplementary TRO

A Supplementary Traffic Regulation Order introducing a no waiting at any time waiting restriction on Northbrook Street, North Edgbaston, between the junctions of Willow Gardens and Dudley Road. These restrictions are in addition to previous proposals for the Prohibition of Motor Vehicles advertised on 6 June 2022

Full details of these proposals, together with the plans and a statement of the Council’s reasons for the proposals, will be made on request if you email transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk

Previous engagements

Dudley Road Phase 5 – Lee Bridge to Western Road Traffic Regulation Order consultation

In January 2023, we consulted on phase 5 of the Dudley Road scheme.

The A457 Dudley Road/Spring Hill corridor forms part of Birmingham’s Strategic Highway Network and provides a key arterial route from the Black Country into central Birmingham.

The road is used by both locals and through traffic and forms part of the emergency vehicle route to the M5 motorway.

We are planning to improve the A457 Dudley Road/Spring Hill corridor to:

  • upgrade facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
  • provide new bus lanes
  • reduce traffic congestion through junctions.

We are seeking to implement Dudley Road Phase 5 in the spring of 2023.

This consultation is about the Traffic Regulation Orders (the legal documents required to make changes to the status of the road) associated with Phase 5 of the Dudley Road improvement scheme (Dudley Road between Winson Green Road and Western Road).

See more about this consultation on Birmingham BeHeard

This consultation closed on 31 January 2023.

In 2018, we asked for your views on a scheme proposal for the area. Following public feedback and the publication of our Emergency Transport Plan, we significantly revised the proposals and carried out public consultation in late 2020.

You can watch a recording of an online briefing about the revised proposals on our YouTube channel.

Compulsory purchase order (CPO)

In order to make these transport improvements, the council needs to acquire some land which it does not own. If we are unable to buy the land by negotiation with the current owner(s), a compulsory purchase order will be used.

View documents relating to the CPO 2019 order

The impact of the pandemic and the adoption of the Birmingham Emergency Transport Plan required a revision of the scheme to address new transport needs. This supplementary Side Roads Order (No.2) 2022 authorises works to part of Northbrook Street from Dudley Road to Willow Gardens. These works will result in vehicles being stopped from using this part of Northbrook Street and it will become a cycle track with a right of way on foot.

The Birmingham City Council (Dudley Road Winson Green/Spring Hill Ladywood) Compulsory Purchase Order (No.2) 2022 has been made as a supplementary order to The Birmingham City Council (Dudley Road Winson Green/Spring Hill Ladywood) Compulsory Purchase Order 2019 Order made on 4 November 2019. This order includes additional land not included within the first order but required to implement the scheme following revisions to the scheme made in 2020. Under the revised scheme there are proposals to provide new segregated cycleways to maintain social distancing and a new bus lane will require additional land. This order does not replace the first order.

View documents relating to the CPO 2022 order

Dudley Road Phase 4 Winson Green Road/Heath Street Traffic Regulation Order consultation

Over the next few years, a lot of new housing will be built near Dudley Road, increasing the number of people wanting to travel in the area.

Walking, cycling and public transport are vital tools in the difficult tasks of solving congestion, air quality and our climate crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has also changed people’s habits and further highlighted the importance of walking and cycling as safe and sustainable ways to travel.

We are therefore planning to improve the Winson Green Road and Heath Street area to:

  • upgrade facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
  • reduce traffic congestion through junctions

We are hoping to start building this fourth phase of the scheme around Winson Green Road and Heath Street in late 2022.

This consultation is about the legal orders required to make changes to the road for this fourth phase of delivery and includes parking restriction Traffic Regulation Orders. Information is also provided about controlled pedestrian/cycle crossing facilities (toucan crossings) and the installation of segregated cycleway and non-segregated shared use footway/cycleway.

This consultation closed on 21 November 2022.

Barford Estate consultation

Following a public consultation in November 2021 for the Barford Estate local measures, we received some valuable comments from the local businesses and residents, which have assisted in revising the scheme to make further minor improvements.

Find out the results of the Barford Estate consultation

This consultation closed on 8 November 2021

Spring Hill landscape design consultation

As part of the Dudley Road Transport Improvements, we are planning to make changes to areas of grass, trees and plants, and to create new green spaces.

The transport improvements mean that some trees and plants need to be removed between Spring Hill Canal Bridge/Clissold Passage and the A4540 Middleway, to allow us to build the segregated cycle paths.

In January 2022 we ran a consultation on Spring Hill’s landscape design.

The comments we received have been incorporated in revisions to the scheme; making further minor improvements to help to alleviate the problems raised.

We will keep as many of the existing trees as possible, but the tree root structures, and soil depth mean that it is not possible to keep them all or to move and replant existing trees.

Find out the results of the Spring Hill consultation

This consultation closed on 7 February 2022.

Winson Green Road/Heath Street landscape design consultation

Some trees and plants also need to be removed on sections of Heath Street, Icknield Port Road and Winson Green Road to allow us to build the segregated cycle paths. We will be replacing the removed vegetation with a diverse mix of species to improve biodiversity in the area.

Find out the results of the Winson Green Road/Heath Street consultation and read the consultation report.

This consultation closed on 1 August 2022.


Page last updated: 11 May 2023

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