Some history of Perry Barr
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Related Newspaper Articles
"The Birchfleld Road [Perry Barr] underpass, which the Minister of Transport wants Birmingham Corporation to start this year, will
mean the demolition of 120 shops, houses and cottages. The Corporation has made a compulsory purchase order to acquire the land necessary for the main Birchfield Road
to be taken underneath the Outer Circle bus route, from Aston Lane into Wellington Road, Perry Barr. Forty shops and houses in Birchfield Road are included in the order,
which has been sent to the Minister for confirmation, and there are other shops which will have to be demolished in Wellington Road. The Corporation plans to rehouse
all the householders affected. Shopkeepers will be able to carry on their businesses in temporary shops bordering the three roads. Other properties involved are in
Leslie Road, and it will also be necessary to take part of the forecourt and car park at the rear of an adjoining public-house. Taking the main road underground
at Perry Barr will cost, it is estimated, about £300,000. It will be one of two underpass schemes planned for Birchfield Road. The other, already approved in
principle by the Minister of Transport, is at Six Ways, Aston. At the two underpass points, local traffic will be able to branch off from the main road by taking a
"slipway" leading to an island. Main road traffic will go underneath the island. The houses and shops included in the compulsory purchase order must be
demolished to make way for the construction of the "slipways" and the island. The Minister has included the Perry Barr underpass in the 1959-60 major
road building programme."
"Demolition Plans for Perry Barr Road Scheme"
Birmingham Daily Post : February 11th 1959 Page 7