We’re pleased to be running a community consultation exercise for MIA Property Group, one of Birmingham’s longest established, family-owned developers.

MIA is planning to redevelop the rundown site of a disused community centre in the Ladywood district, close to Birmingham city centre. The company is proposing 144 one, two and three bedroom apartments to breathe new life into the area, in line with Birmingham City Council’s policy – given the scarcity of vacant land – to build much-needed new homes on underused sites.

The scheme, called ‘The Five’ after the nearby Five Ways Roundabout, would include 50 flats designated for social housing in a mix of rented, shared ownership and key worker owned homes. MIA would also provide car, motorbike and cycle parking spaces, a footpath and landscaping to screen the development from the surrounding area.

We’re running a COVID-compliant community engagement exercise to inform local residents, businesses and councillors about the scheme and hear their views before MIA submits a planning application in May.

We’ve created a brochure to distribute to local people, we’re liaising with local councillors and have developed a dedicated website where people can find out more and submit their views via an online questionnaire, email or post.

We’ll analyse the feedback and provide a consultation report to support MIA’s planning application.

MIA Director, Zahir Ahmed, says:

“This is a major scheme within our portfolio – and an important one for the city, providing the homes needed for the community and bringing fresh purpose to a neglected site. It’s vital we let local people know about our proposals and give them the chance to tell us their views, and we knew we needed an experienced consultation firm to help us do this.

“We appointed TK Associates because they’re smart, professional and have an impressive track record in community engagement. They’ve drawn up an effective consultation programme for us and are delivering it exactly as planned, including the creation of clear, community-friendly materials. We’re looking forward to hearing what people think about our proposals.”


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