Plans to improve Burntwood transport links unveiled

Plans to improve transport links in Burntwood have been unveiled by Lichfield District Council.

A new bus interchange is outlined in a new Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) being put forward by Lichfield District Council.

The document – which will be discussed at a scrutiny meeting next week – also suggests the local authority would like to see a rail station in Burntwood if the Walsall to Lichfield line was reopened.

The report adds: “The Burntwood Local Transport Package has been drawn up to help rejuvenate Burntwood by supporting an enhanced town centre, employment growth at Burntwood Business Park and housing growth east of the bypass.

“These measures include bus access improvements and increased service frequency, improved sustainable transport links across the urban area and into Chasewater, a new bus interchange facility and public realm improvements in the main retail area, specifically Sankey’s Corner.

“There is also a long term aspiration for a new rail station at Burntwood if the Walsall to Lichfield line is opened to passenger trains.”

However, the IDP also reveals that many of the proposals will still require significant outside investment to make them a reality.

“The retail/leisure offer is dependent upon private sector investment and developer contributions are required to fund the Local Transport Package,” the document adds.

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