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Council make final decision on A34 Perry Barr flyover as controversial demolition plans are reviewed

Council make final decision on controversial Perry Barr flyover removal plans Credit: ITV News Central

In a cabinet meeting today Birmingham City Council has decided to go ahead with controversial plans for a £27m regeneration scheme in Perry Barr, which involves knocking down the A34 flyover.

In the proposed plans, the flyover will be torn down in favour of putting all traffic onto a dual carriageway at ground level.

A cycle path and improved public transport services also form part of the proposals.

Protesters next to the A34 flyover in Perry Barr Credit: ITV News Central

However, the plans have received intense criticism from local residents, who claim the regeneration raises safety concerns for pedestrians.

Campaigners also say it will increase congestion, and remove valuable parking spaces.

The decision to approve the plans had been accelerated with the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the city in 2022.

Campaigners say the plans will increase congestion, and remove valuable parking spaces. Credit: ITV News Central

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