The Environment Agency (EA) and the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership (TVWLP) are jointly requesting tenders from suitable Landscape Architecture consultants for the production of a detailed landscape vision and masterplan for the River Cole Catchment in the West Midlands.
The River Cole is situated within a significant area of green infrastructure between East Birmingham, North Solihull and North Warwickshire. The area contains major transport infrastructure with the existing motorway network and future HS2 route passing through the river valley. The Cole Valley also forms part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Nature Improvement Area (NIA) designated in 2017, and the Birmingham and Black Country NIA designated in 2012.
The purpose of the landscape vision is to provide a common vision for the future of the river valley which is agreed by stakeholders and can act as an aspirational brochure for investment decisions and improvement in the area. The resulting document will be used to guide development, assist with engagement, and secure funding for the delivery of blue green infrastructure over the next ten years.