Part of the Erdington district
Kingstanding Ward, in the Northern part of the City, includes parts of New Oscott, Perry Common, St Mary’s Roman Catholic College, Witton Lakes and part of Kingstanding Circle.
It is part of the Parliamentary Constituency of Erdington.
Kingstanding Ward is essentially suburban in character and primarily a residential area with limited commercial and manufacturing development. Most of the area was developed in the 1920s and 1930s, though Wyrley Birch dates to the 1960s and Oscott to the 1970s.
Distinct development patterns and the arterial routes through the area divide it into a number of districts or neighbourhoods: North Kingstanding, Perry Common, Wyrley Birch and Oscott.
North Kingstanding is a large inter-war housing estate which is in need of a major modernisation programme to bring it up to modern standards. Wyrley Birch is a 1960’s estate which has benefited from Estate Action and Housing Association investment over the last few years. Perry Common is the subject of a major redevelopment programme which is being carried out through a resident led Community Association. Oscott is a largely private sector development dating from the 1970s.