Report backs proposals for 80 new homes in Fradley

A report has backed plans for 80 new homes on land in Fradley.

Developers hope to create housing on land at Bridge Farm Lane.

Fradley and Streethay Parish Council has objected to the proposals, citing issues with the site not being earmarked for housing in the Local District Plan.

There have also been more than 70 letters of objection from local residents.

But a report to Lichfield District Council’s planning committee has recommended councillors give the scheme the green light.

“Matters raised regarding disruption, loss of house value and loss of views, are not material planning matters that can be taken into account in the determination of the application.”

A final decision will be made at the meeting this evening (October 17).

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1 Comment

  1. John

    17th October, 2016 at 9:44 am

    No point in complaining. The council will cheerfully pass this and stick their fingers up at all local residents.

    They never take into consideration how builders are going to get the materials to site. There are going to be hundreds of very heavy lorries that destroy local roads, park on and destroy pavements, noise, mess……….

    Look at Shortbutts Lane in Lichfield. A narrow road that is totally overused. Yet the council allow multiple pieces of construction. All at the same time. All having huge lorries delivering. Often at the same time. Parking these lorries on pavements. Making parents and children walk in the road as the builders have parked all over the pavement.

    If you ask the builders to move, so you can get past, they get rude and abusive and tell you to walk in the f’ing road. I have seen one mother in tears after a builder was very abusive to her, after she asked nicely for him to move the van off the pavement, so she could get her pushchair past.

    The planning department is not fit for purpose and has not been for years.