Queslett Road is a unique opportunity to create a sustainable new community which would deliver a range of much needed housing, as well as new public parkland in the area surrounding Great Barr and Streetly in Birmingham. The proposals have been submitted by IM Land to promote the site as an area to be considered for housing development to meet the housing shortages in the region.
The scheme proposes approximately 1,500 new homes to meet the needs of the Borough. Integrated within these proposals is the creation of a new extensive area of public parkland. The park offers the opportunity to provide a diverse range of recreational opportunities including formal and informal play, sports pitches, cycle tracks and footpaths.
The park could greatly enhance connectivity to, from and between existing communities and facilities including Barr Beacon park and Doe Bank Lane park by providing pedestrian and cycle friendly routes.
The park could contain a unique range of landscape character. These areas could be linked by a series of interconnected pathways and cycle ways. There is the potential for new habitat areas, woodland, wetland or sensitive grassland areas crisscrossed by pathways, where nature can be viewed easily and safely, close up and first-hand by all.
The layout of the site has been designed to enhance and maintain the rural views with a landscape led design. Running north-south the parkland creates a pedestrian and cycle friendly green corridor which, following the natural topography of the site, meanders from Queslett Road to Bridle Lane and Barr Beacon Park beyond.
Running east-west a series of green routeways are established which link into the main parkland, these routeways typically follow existing field boundaries and hedgerows and provide strong connectivity between Doe Bank Lane, Doe Bank Park and Aldridge Road.