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Plans put in for Birmingham Commonwealth Games village

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Plans have been submitted for athletes’ housing which will be part of Birmingham hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The planning application is for the residential element of the Games Village and will accommodate 6,500 athletes for the event, and after the event would provide 1,400 new homes, including social and affordable rent.

The site of the Games Village is the former Birmingham City University campus in Perry Barr.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chair John Crabtree said: “In the seven months since being awarded the 2022 Games there has been a lot of work done to prepare this planning application.

“Now is the time for anyone with an interest in the regeneration of Perry Barr to look at our plans in detail and give feedback to the city council planners.

“We want the people of the West Midlands to have ownership of the Games and this is one of the first significant ways in which they can do that.”

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