Economic strategy outlines plan to create “vibrant and diverse” town centre in Burntwood

A new strategy will aim to transform Burntwood town centre into a “vibrant and diverse” area.

Sankey's Corner in Burntwood. Pic: Geoff Pick

Sankey’s Corner in Burntwood. Pic: Geoff Pick

The plan is outlined as part of Lichfield District Council’s draft economic strategy for the next four years.

The document will be debated by an overview and scrutiny committee next week and covers a range of areas, including trying to boost Burntwood.

Lichfield District Council hopes regeneration will provide additional opportunities in the town.

“Burntwood will be promoted as an area of increased and more diverse economic activity to include new retail, employment, leisure, health, education and improvements to public realm,” the strategy says.

“Together with further enhancements in pedestrian linkages and public transport facilities, these will further assist regeneration of the area and help to meet the needs of the residential population of the town.”

But the strategy admits that external funding will be needed to achieve some of the desired changes.

“The retail and leisure offer is dependent upon private sector investment,” the report continues. “The transportation provision required would require investment in the form of developer contributions.”

The economic strategy will be discussed at a meeting of the overview and scrutiny committee on April 21.

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