Birmingham skyscraper faces judicial review

Glancy Nicholls scheme would be city’s tallest resi building

Glancy Nicholls is facing a judicial review of the decision to grant planning for its 51-storey residential tower in Birmingham.

The High Court ruled there are several grounds for challenging the consent including Birmingham council’s failure to tell its planning committee about objections from the Victorian Society. The amenity’s society’s views and expertise should not be “brushed aside”, said Mrs Justice Lang.

The £160m scheme, granted planning in December 2019, is for 667 build-to-rent flats, retail and leisure facilities in two towers of 51 and 15 storeys, replacing the old CEAC building on Jennens Road.