Ringway Centre plans to be reconsidered following bid to save it

Controversial plans to knock down the historic Ringway Centre are set to be looked at again by Birmingham City Council following a bid to save it from demolition.
The authority’s planning committee voted to bulldoze the brutalist building in Smallbrook Queensway and replace it with three huge apartment blocks on September 28 last year.
But opponents of the plan have previously called the site one of Birmingham’s most significant heritage buildings and argued the decision ‘flies in the face’ of the city’s climate pledges.
Last year a leading barrister, appointed by the Save Smallbrook campaign group, sent a letter claiming there were grounds for a legal challenge to the decision, referencing concerns raised by Heritage England.
It went on to claim the planning committee were further misled at the time by the planning officers’ report over the climate impact of the proposed demolition.
The campaign group added: “Full consideration was not given to the significance of the recent decision by the Secretar …