Perry Barr District Background: Oscott Ward
Defined as the area north of the Tame Valley Canal, (Kings Road) and west of Hawthorn Road and Kingstanding Road, most of the housing in this area is in reasonably good condition, and no significant change is envisaged over the Plan period. To the east of Queslett, the Shady Lane industrial area was developed in the 1940s and 1950s, and in recent years a number of its units have become vacant or have been subject to redevelopment proposals. Land at Shady Lane West is proposed for industrial use.
The site, totalling 52 hectares, is in two ownerships. Land owned by the City Council is being laid out as public open space for a variety of informal recreational uses. Other sites have already been laid out as two nature reserves, one of which, Perry Beeches Nature Reserve is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
Kingstanding and Hawthorn Road shopping centres both have an important local shopping role which will be supported.
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Perry Barr District Background: Introduction
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