The Birmingham Mail has reported on planning permission being granted for the Stirchley Baths community hub.
Birmingham City Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the plans on 21st March. You can read reporter Paul Suart’s article HERE.
The article mentions that the project now depends on funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Our Stage 2 bid will be submitted in June, with a decision from the HLF in September. A ‘yes’ will see building work getting under way in November, with the new community hub planned to open in November 2014.
It’s interesting to hear that the plans now balance on Lottery money, I thought Tesco were indirectly providing the funding for this in return for getting the land where the Community Centre already stands. If lottery funding does not appear does this mean that Tesco will still get the land and Stirchley will lose all of it’s usable community owned buildings and will still not see the baths refurbished.
Hi there. The funding package has always included the need for support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Our bid will be submitted in June and we’ll know in September if we’ve been successful