Plan for 99 new homes on former industrial site in Lichfield are unveiled

A former industrial site in Lichfield could be transformed if plans for 99 new homes are approved.

The land off Eastern Avenue was previously home to Hepworth Building Products.

The former Hepworth Building Products site. Pic: Google Streetview

The former Hepworth Building Products site. Pic: Google Streetview

A previous plan to build 77 homes on the site had been approved by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate after being blocked by Lichfield District Council.

But developers now hope to get permission for an additional 22 properties.

Access to the new properties would be on Watery Lane.

The plans would see a mix of two and three bedroom houses along with one four bed property. There would also be 13 one bedroom apartments.

Nineteen are currently being designated as “affordable rented units” while 35 properties will be available under a shared ownership scheme.

Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s plannning website.

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  1. Thornton

    15th June, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Please, pleease, please can they be of good quality and of similar design to Darwin rather than the usual rubbish which seems to be thrown together in neighbouring towns?

  2. AgitatorofPeople

    15th June, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Maybe even turn back the clock to previous planning consideration and give them more space, with gardens, green space and well thought out parking provision, somewhere you can actually “live”.

  3. Darryl

    15th June, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    This site is very close to the existing high speed railway line and the proposed HS2, should it go ahead.

  4. Thornton

    16th June, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Yes it should i think as there are plebty if houses already built on the eastern edge.

  5. Cearbhaill

    17th June, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Sure to be thrown up with breeze block and plaster-board and a light skim that will weather, crack and crumble within a few years along with a good for nothing ‘postage stamp’ of a garden. Cramming as many people into the least space is a sure sign of the times.

  6. What

    18th June, 2016 at 7:51 am

    @cearbhaill agree with all you said. You missed out roads and public spaces, done to such a poor standard. The council refuse to adopt it. The developers refuse to make it up to standard.

    So it is left unadopted and all the residents face a bill for any road repairs and if they try and sell, a number of mortgage lenders refuse to give mortgages to unadopted areas.

  7. Mat

    18th June, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Can they be carbon neutral. Built with solar panels, triple insulation with electric car ports? Lets get ahead of the old nonsense.

  8. John the Barber

    20th June, 2016 at 8:28 am

    id like to see pink prefabs with a tiny back garden and grass trails for roads – lets not get too uptight over what we cant influence