The company behind the £32 million development of homes, offices, hotel and restaurant at Edgbaston Cricket Ground has been ordered to guarantee it can meet its committments to pay Birmingham City Council almost £1.5 million in spin off fees.
The Labour politician bidding to become the West Midlands’ first elected police and crime commissioner has warned there is no magic wand to generate extra funding for the force in an age of austerity and cuts.Read
The developer behind the transformation of Edgbaston cricket ground has claimed that it cannot pay almost £1.5 million spin off cash as early as promised to the city council due to a slump in the housing market.Read
The long-awaited plans for a new major Sainsbury’s store and canalside development in Selly Oak go before the council’s planning committee for the first time next week when concerns over a missing high-technology industrial park will be raised.Read
A local news reporter in the Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and south Staffordshire area since 1995, Neil Elkes is the local government correspondent covering the activities of Birmingham CIty Council - Europe's largest local authority. An avid reader and collector of comics Neil is writing a column on this for the Birmingham Mail website.