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525 homes to get nod in PS64m plan CITY chiefs are set to approve PS64 million investment in 525 new homes, including the regeneration of a deprived housing estate.

Tomorrow the city's Labour cabinet is expected to approve the PS28 million rebuilding of large parts of the Bromford estate in Hodge Hill.

The council's Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust will build 225 houses, of which 168 will be retained for council rent and 57 sold.

Alongside this, the council's wholly owned INReach development company will spend PS36 million on 300 apartments and houses on various inner city sites.

These will be available for rent at full market rate.

Labour council leader John Clancy said: "It's clear there will be no 'one-size-fits-all' solution as we address the growing housing needs in Birmingham.

"The city must build a range of homes, including social housing and private rented accommodation and these projects show how Birmingham City Council is stepping up to meet the demand."

The new Bromford estate homes will be scattered over eight sites including land formerly occupied by the Stoneycroft, Bayley and Holbrook tower blocks and the old Comet pub.

Construction will commence in late 2017 after the Environment Agency has completed flood defence works surrounding the River Tame.

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Date:Oct 17, 2016
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