DIGBETH IS UNDER THREAT
A planning application for a 30-storey skyscraper on Digbeth High Street was submitted to Birmingham City Council in September 2019.
Do you want this skyscraper towering over Digbeth? Have your say before it's too late!
928 flats planned and ZERO affordable housing
Only 70 car parking spaces
Design does not fit the character of Digbeth
Flouts policy framework + guidelines
Will cast year round shadows over Digbeth Conservation Area
Inadequate consultation + noise reports pose a huge threat to local music venues
The vast scale of Stone Yard will, by comparison, dwarf and diminish the Digbeth Conservation Area. Stone Yard will cast year-round shadows over the many listed buildings in the Digbeth Conservation Area... some of which have been missed out of the Planning Documents completely. Stone Yard, awkwardly does not follow the line of the High Street, making it less pedestrian-friendly. The development of Stone Yard will also exponentially increase the pressure on public services.
on Digbeth High Street
because it's 'not viable'
Car parking spaces
to accommodate everyone
WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME...
Sign the petition against Stone Yard
HOW YOU CAN HELP
DIGBETH DESERVES BETTER
In September 2019 a planning proposal was submitted for the former Bullring Trading Estate, now titled Stone Yard. The plans put forward by city developers Court Collaboration, include a 30 storey tower with a dark-clad exterior. The sheer scale of the proposed tower is unsympathetic to the character of Digbeth and will cast year-round shadows over the Digbeth Conservation Area. Birmingham’s Big City Plan identifies the stone yard site as being within a ‘Zone of restricted height limit’, therefore, a skyscraper of this magnitude is unsuitable in this area. The tower will include 928 apartments, none of which will be made affordable. Parking is already a recognised issue within Digbeth and due to the lack of private parking provided within the Stone Yard development, it could be intensified. The high volume of residential units within the development poses a significant threat to Digbeth’s night-time economy and nearby local music venues. Overall, the tower is unsympathetic to the heritage and identity of Digbeth and should be stopped at all costs.
Here's how you can help...
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