Statement on Walsall Road Allotments
The following is a statement in relation to recent reports on the future of Walsall Road Allotments in Perry Barr.
A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “A masterplan for the entire Alexander Stadium site is being developed and until that report is complete no decisions on any aspect of the site’s use will be taken.
“The masterplanning work carried out so far to explore the legacy for the rebuilt Alexander Stadium has identified a clear desire from Perry Barr community groups and residents for better community and leisure facilities.
“To deliver on these long-term wishes of the wider community, there will be a need to generate income to sustainably fund the facilities that people say that they want in their area.
“Initially it was not thought the allotments would be within the scope of this long-term plan, but more recently it has become clear through this masterplanning work that an alternative use for the land currently occupied by the Walsall Road Allotments could generate some of this vital income.
“We are already in discussions with representatives from the allotments. Users of any current facilities that may be impacted, or those in the vicinity, will have a key role to play in the consultation and decision-making process.”