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BIRMINGHAM


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opulation growth in Birmingham looks set to increase from the current 1.1 million to 1.25 million by early 2030s. The city will require some 80,000 new homes, 30,000


new school places and 100,000 new jobs.


Sir Albert has been devoted to driving the redevelopment of Birmingham for the last three decades. At the heart of this ambition sits the Big City Plan, a framework for the city’s future development which, despite having been around since 2008, still remains central to driving economic growth.


That means building the appropriate transport and business infrastructure, which include projects such as the redevelopment of New Street Station and the arrival of HS2 in the Curzon Street area of the East Side region.


This ambition is further supported by the new Birmingham Mobility Action Plan intending to pull together the transport vision, and the new Prospectus for economic zones across the city, which have been launched with the Local Enterprise Partnership to help to focus business and residential development and give new identity to the different geographic regions of Birmingham.


Sir Albert Bore, Leader of the Council Birmingham City Council


Political Party: Labour Entered Council: May 1980


• Elected as a member of Birmingham City Council in 1980, Albert Bore has taken a major role in the regeneration of the city.


• From 1984 to 1993 he served as a director of Marketing Birmingham.


• He is currently Leader of Birmingham City Council and was previously from 1999-2004.


• Since 1994 Sir Albert has been one of the Government appointed members of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions, and was President from 2002-2004.


• He was Chairman of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust from December 2006 until November 2013.


Profession and other information: PhD in Physics; former University Lecturer


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