High places: New guidelines for the design and location of tall buildings - Birmingham

BirminghamHigh Places: New Guidelines for the Design and Location of Tall Buildings

Few new tall buildings have been proposed in Birmingham since the 1970s. However, a significant increase in investment over the last ten years is transforming the city centre. Now that this is coupled with Government guidance stipulating higher densities, market interest in the development of tall buildings has revived.

'High Places', produced in March 2003, provides a planning policy framework for tall buildings that will ensure proposals are well placed, well designed and of high quality so that they would enhance the image of the city.

This supplementary planning guidance provides policy and design guidance for tall buildings in Birmingham. It builds on previous guidance contained in the Birmingham Urban Design Study and reflects guidance proposed by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and English Heritage in their joint consultation paper Guidance on Tall Buildings.