Decision on Selly Park North Flood Prevention Scheme Delayed
A decision on the Selly Park North Flood Scheme which is dependent on funding from Calthorpe Estates has been deferred at Planning Committee, 15 September 2016 and is likely to be revisited within the next 3-4 weeks.
The committee expressed reservations about the associated student accommodation and whether there is any need for a further 340 student flats in Selly Oak. Members voiced concerns about whether the flood scheme has the capacity to cope with an additional 340 students and their water usage. There were also concerns about pressures on parking and the local community.
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