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Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and the Plants Brook Route

Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, and the Plants Brook Route

The Plants Brook Valley is a wonderful open space running through north east Birmingham. It is large enough to be considered as the local countryside for communities in the area, providing fresh air, recreation and relaxation. The Connect2 challenge is to link the nearby communities to it, providing access for schools, hospitals, Sutton Coldfield town centre, the enormous Sutton Park and, at its southern end, the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Towpath.

The project will be delivered by Birmingham City Council as part of a Memorandum of Understanding with Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity. The project is funded in part by Sustrans/Connect2 from the Big Lottery win and in part by Birmingham City Council.

A Steering Group made up of the major stakeholders and members of the local community will guide the project through to delivery. This website will be developed to communicate the work of the Streering Group and the progress of the project.