New plans submitted to turn Burntwood pub into homes

The Centurion pub. Pic: Geoff Pick

The Centurion pub. Pic: Geoff Pick

New proposals to replace a Burntwood pub with homes have been submitted to planning chiefs.

An earlier scheme on the site of the Centurion pub on Chase Road was refused after Lichfield District Council deemed the plans “would result in an over-intensive and cramped form of development”.

But a new layout has now been proposed which would see the pub transformed into a house and a further three properties built on the land.

The planning statement for the new scheme said:

“The numbers of dwellings have been reduced from seven to four which dramatically reduces the development density, helps to alleviate potential parking issues and minimises the impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties. Due to the decreased density there is more breathing space within the development which has facilitated the retention of the existing holly hedge.”

Local residents can have their say on the proposals on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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1 Comment

  1. Nick Daws

    16th June, 2010 at 10:44 am

    This sounds a sensible compromise if it is no longer viable to run The Centurion as a pub. It’s a shame so many local pubs are closing, but we are lucky still to have some very good pubs in the area, many of which have raised their game in response to the smoking ban and other challenges. The Star, The Nag’s Head and The Drill all seem to be doing well at the moment and providing an excellent service.

    Incidentally, I wonder if anyone knows what are the plans for the former Greyhound pub on Boney Hay Road, which was a heap of rubble last time I looked?