The Council’s Planning Committee has just approved a 61-storey luxury apartment tower in Broad St, with only 5% ‘affordable’ homes when Council policy is 35%, handing over even more profit for the developers. Only one Labour Councillor objected. Continue reading
Author Archives: Birmingham Against The Cuts
(See BATC 16 January)
January 17th 2020
I am writing to you in relation to Erdington library, after many constituents have made representations to me of the withdrawal of necessary funding for vital remedial work to be undertaken at the library. Continue reading
The Council’s Housing Policy is for 35% ‘affordable’, but the new City Centre apartment developments have few or none
The Council’s policy is that 35% of new-build homes should be ‘affordable’. But the Council is allowing profit-seeking property developers to build dozens of luxury apartment blocks in the city centre with just 5% ‘affordable’ apartments – or even none at all. The result is an increasingly socially exclusive city centre for living, reinforcing the city’s geography of social inequality. Continue reading
Reportedly there is a plan to move the library in Erdington from the existing building to within a council building in New Sutton Road. Next petitioning is outside Erdington library on Friday, 17th, 2pm. Continue reading
‘Sorry We Missed You’ is a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.
What will be the impact of the policies of the Johnson government on Birmingham and the West Midlands?
At Birmingham Trades Council’s first meeting in 2020, on January 9, Michael Roberts will be talking about the policies of the Tory government. We need to work out what they will mean for our city and our region. As BATC’s first contribution in 2020 to this discussion we publish extracts from some recent reports which provide some background. Continue reading