Councillors to decide on planned Liberty Park industrial development in Lichfield

Councillors could give a new industrial development in Lichfield the green light at a meeting next week.

The Liberty Park project would see the creation of three units and associated works on land at the rear of Lichfield Trent Valley station.

An artist's impression of the Liberty Park development

An artist’s impression of the Liberty Park development

It had previously been discussed at a meeting of Lichfield District Council’s planning committee last month, but was deferred for further details on the movement of HGVs near the proposed site to be provided.

Fradley and Streethay Parish Council had raised concerns about issues including the increased number of trucks using nearby roads.

But a report by a council planning officer has recommended the development is given the green light.

“Following the deferral of the application at the August planning committee on the grounds of insufficient information in relation to HGV movements generated from the scheme having been submitted, the applicant has submitted an addendum which expands on the HGV analysis
previously submitted,” the report said.

“Overall, it is considered that for the majority of development scenarios, the HGV trips generated by the proposed development would fall within the range generated by the consented development.

“Even based on the worse case scenarios, any
increase would equate to between two and three additional trips per hour.”

Staffordshire County Council’s highways department has already said that if the scheme gets the go-ahead then Section 106 funds should be used to help pay for improvements at Trent Valley island.

The planning committee at Lichfield District Council will discuss the development at a meeting tomorrow (September 5).

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