Living on the Moor Pool Estate

The Moor Pool Estate is described as Birmingham's Other Garden Suburb. It is a beautiful place to live with winding roads, characterful housing and intervening green spaces. In 1970 it was designated as a Conservation area and, in 2006, after consulation with and strong support from the residents, this was enhanced with Article 4(2) of The General Permitted Development Order 1995. Download the Moor Pool Pamphlet and the latest About Moor Pool. And why not visit our photo gallery for estate views, past and present, and our News page for upcoming social events.

Best Places to Live in the UK 2018
Harborne appeared in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in the UK 2018 list.
Starting with “The best suburb in up-and-coming Brum”, the article finishes off with: “The biggest draw here, though, has to be Moorpool, an idyllic enclave of Arts & Crafts homes built around a pond, a bowling green and a tennis court, with allotments.”
Best address Moorpool: a lovely, leafy model village.
Sunday Times, March 18th 2018. View the full article here.

Best Places to Live in the UK 2019
Harborne has again appeared in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in the UK.
Sunday Times, April 14th 2019, view the full article here.

Related pages:

Residents' Association

Neighbourhood Watch

Moorpool in Bloom


Tenants' Guidance

Press Coverage

Living on the Estate, therefore, delivers many benefits, but also places some restrictions and responsibilities on residents.

  • Parking is an issue on the estate and the Council have offered some guidance on the matter.

  • Tree Preservation - the extract below clarifies the obligations of estate residents towards trees on private land. The Council's official application / notice form for treeworks is available here and any residents that spot suspicious activity can report this on 0121-303 1115.
    TPO 534 is the reference number of the Moorpool Tree Preservation Order which has the same coverage as the Moorpool Conservation Area. It is an Area Order and covers all trees of whatever species within the boundary. TPOs of this kind are not ideal because they can only apply to trees which were existing when the order was made and so determining the protection of a relatively young tree can often be difficult. Trees younger than the TPO are not in this case protected by it although there is a requirement under a Conservation Order to give notice of works to any tree over 7.5cm diameter at 1.5m above ground. The metal tags on trees will refer to a tree survey carried out either privately or for Council street tree records and have no connection to TPO or Conservation Area status.

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