Plans submitted for 200 new homes next to primary school in Handsacre

Land next to a Handsacre school could be used to build up to 200 new homes.

Developers have submitted outline proposals to Lichfield District Council for a site near Hayes Meadow Primary School.

The proposals would also see additional parking provided for the school as well as play areas and open spaces.

A consultation event in the area had raised concerns over the housing mix in the initial proposals.

In a statement supporting the planning application, the developers said: “As a direct result of this consultation ,the addition of 20 bungalows has now been added to the proposed housing mix.”

Full details of the plan can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s website, where residents can also have their say.

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  1. Jack Andrea

    4th November, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    An extra 20 bungalows added? Even more pressure on our already stretched local services. The access point off Tuppenhurst Lane is a complete joke. Traffic will be horrendous the ‘lane’ simply isn’t designed for the car use now never mind when these are built. There has been no consideration for the residents of Handsacre whatsoever. Also has anybody informed the developers that HS2 are planning to built an access point across the field where these homes are proposed?

  2. Ross

    4th November, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Don’t think it’s an additional 20 – just 20 built into the current mix. The full plans also mention the HS2 access as part of the project.

  3. denise

    4th November, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Too right jack I don’t think they have thought this through. Doctors you can’t get in for weeks so how will they cope with extra people we have to go too rugeley as it is .

  4. Jack Andrea

    4th November, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I wonder who is marking down mine and Denise’s comments?? If they have a response I would appreciate it if I could see it…..

  5. Thornton

    4th November, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Is HS2 stopping at handsacre or just passing through?

  6. Thornton

    4th November, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Why would someone mark that down, it was just a question?
    Some people on this site are really quite strange.

  7. Francis B

    6th November, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Sire, your writings have been down-voted for missing capitalisation on your proper noun.


  8. Jack Andrea

    6th November, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    What a load of rubbish. For people like me and Denise who live in Handsacre and will have to put up with this abhorrent development this is a very serious issue. If writing serious comments isn’t really your thing then go elsewhere.

  9. Nomad

    6th November, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    No disrespect to Handsacre or its residents,but what amenities such as policing,ambulance,fire service do they have will just stretch the already meagre Lichfield services ,and once again the HS2 rears its ugly head,what a waste of tax payers money it’ll be obsolete by the time it’s finished and it doesn’t even go in to Euston making a joke of the idea its for commuters,I feel for them getting dumped on .

  10. Jack Andrea

    6th November, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Exactly. You hit the nail on the head. We have not got the amenities at all to cope with such a huge increase. If it was 10-20 homes then that may be more feasible. As Denise quite rightly pointed out the Armitage Surgery is full at the moment – it can take up to two weeks to get an appointment, therefore people already are going to Sandy Lane in Rugeley or Langton on Eastern Avenue.

  11. Simon

    6th November, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Full details of the plan can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s website, where residents can also have their say.

    All comments will be ignored and the Planning Committee will send it through.

    Try and talk to a Planning Officer and they will tell you how busy they are. This will go through, the Council will let developers do what they want.

    The come in, destroy the area, get their money and leave before they have finished any remedial works.

  12. Thornton

    6th November, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I personally don’t see the problem. it seems as though this is land perfectly suitable for housing to be built and can’t see that amenities would be strained. If the local GP is busy, I can’t see that the 200 properties are going to be filled with only the sick so I shouldn’t worry.

  13. Jack Andrea

    6th November, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    The access point off tuppenhurst lane is my problem. If you see it for yourself you will know what I mean. The road isn’t designed for copious amounts of traffic and us residents will bear the brunt of it. The properties won’t be filled with ‘the sick’ however at some point or another they will be using the local surgery which is already at full capacity.

  14. John E

    6th November, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    First HS2. Second the gipsy encampment at the other end of Tuppenhurst Lane (application 00722). Now 200 houses without infrastructure. None of them approved yet, but probably will be? It seems we have bureaucrats behaving completely without judgement.

  15. Jack Andrea

    7th November, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Anybody who seems to oppose the development gets their comments marked down? Maybe someone would like to explain why this is?

  16. Sammy J

    9th November, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Because homes are desperately needed in this area. Why can’t people in Lichfield district let go of the past and accept we need to build more houses for all the poor young families that grew up here but can’t afford to stay here. It’s almost as if people want Lichfield to become a no-go zone for anyone under 50.

    Get it built and throw in a doctors surgery and a primary school too to shut up the nimbys.

  17. Jack Andrea

    9th November, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    May I firstly point out that Handsacre is not part of Lichfield but unfortunately falls under the Tory controlled Lichfield District Council. Secondly I am 20 years old so I’m way under 50 and still oppose this development. I understand new homes need to be built and as I have pointed out before my issue is the access point. If you have visited Handsacre and drove down Tuppenhurst Lane you would see what I mean. For someone of my age these homes will not be affordable, possibly to some of the privileged families but I come from a working class family as most do in Handsacre and we would have no chance of securing a morgage for these homes. New primary schools and GP Surgery? How on earth would there be enough funding especially as local government are facing huge cuts to their budgets. Do you really believe the self serving Consevatives will spare the pennies?

  18. FiveSpiresLive

    10th November, 2015 at 1:23 am

    A disappointing and cynically speculative application by the otherwise well-respected local developer Walton Homes.
    A punt designed to maximise the potential of a poor site,landlocked as it is between the canal and railway with the added blight that is HS2.
    A cursory glance at the submitted planning application site plan shows that any proposal producing a traffic flow through Tuppenhurst Lane of advanced prostate proportions is a non-starter.
    The application for 200 homes will be scaled back to 50 plus a railway yard and the locals will be celebrating a victory. And so will Walton Homes.