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Developments3 May 2024

Approval granted for Digbeth affordable housing development by Latimer

The scheme is set to transform this part of Digbeth with 481 high quality new homes, of which 55% will be affordable.

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has granted approval for the development of new homes in Digbeth by Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group.

The scheme is set to transform this part of Digbeth with a modern affordable housing development, that will deliver 481 high quality new homes, of which 55% will be affordable housing through shared ownership and social rent.

The development of the Clyde Street site in Digbeth will mark a significant milestone in Birmingham's housing development and the largest mixed tenure community to be delivered in the city.

Latimer is committed to creating a vibrant, mixed-tenure community that sets a new standard for affordable housing in Birmingham. Latimer brings a proven track record of delivering affordable housing in projects across the UK. This expertise, combined with a commitment to high-quality design and resident amenities, will ensure the Digbeth project will be a key site for the growth of this part of the city and contribute to building an inclusive community in the area.

Furthermore, Latimer’s model in Digbeth demonstrates that through a collaborative approach between the public and private sectors, it is possible to create high-quality, mixed tenure communities at scale in urban locations, to address housing needs and build communities.

Richard Cook, Group Director of Development at Clarion Housing Group, says:

"We are proud to now be able to progress with such a significant project. Our vision for our development in Digbeth is to provide modern homes and create a thriving community where affordability does not compromise quality.

“We are excited to bring our expertise and commitment to Birmingham and appreciate the support of the Council in securing this consent and our Strategic Partner Homes England, who have backed our proposal in Digbeth through the Affordable Housing grant programme."

Russell Pedley, Director & Co-Founder Assael Architecture, says:

“We're delighted to get the green light for this mixed-tenure city living project at the gateway to Digbeth High Street. Accessibility and connectivity have been paramount in the design, with 100% 'active' frontage to the High Street and enhanced public realm, a pocket park for residents and a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bed family homes. Well done to the whole project team - it's been a great team effort and we now look forward to contributing to Birmingham City Council's vision for the Rea Valley Urban Quarter community."

This ambitious development project reflects Clarion Housing Group’s commitment to the future of Birmingham and its residents, promising a sustainable, inclusive, and vibrant community in the heart of Digbeth.