Plans for more than 2,000 homes to be built near the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham have been revived by West Midlands mayor Andy Street.
The huge housing scheme, which would involve the use of surplus car parking sites at the NEC, were first mooted in 2018. The aim of the scheme is to boost housing provision in Solihull without encroaching onto greenbelt land.
According to the Birmingham Mail, Street has been in talks over the scheme in recent weeks. He said: “This is a game-changing proposal from the NEC, which could see an enormous new brownfield housing site in the West Midlands, right in the borough which faces the biggest greenbelt challenge.”
A statement from NEC Group said that discussions are ongoing between Birmingham and Solihull councils and the mayor’s office over the proposals, which if built would cover 140 hectares.
Andy Street’s office has been contacted for comment.
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