The Trent Valley pub. Pic: Phil Shaw
The Trent Valley pub. Pic: Phil Shaw

Plans have been submitted to transform a pub in Lichfield into a nursery.

The Trent Valley Pub – which has been boarded up following the latest closure – could now be given a new lease of life.

The application has been submitted by Humpty Dumpty Day Nurseries who are aiming to revitalise the Trent Valley Road site and provide places for between 100 and 120 children.

It is also hoped that 29 staff would be employed at the nursery.

The planning statement says:

“The Trent Valley Public House is evidently a public house that was trading at a low level and at marginal viability. In order to generate additional funds its car park has been operating as a pay and display car park for a number of years to provide overspill car parking for the Lichfield Trent Valley railway station.

“The proposed development will secure the full and beneficial use of an existing building within the built up area of Lichfield.  The proposed development can be introduced into the application building without the need to significantly alter its external appearance.”

As part of the plans extensions would be added to the building.

According to the proposals:

“The new single storey nursery classroom spaces are arranged in such a way that a
secure internal courtyard is created at the heart of the plan. Play spaces open out into
this courtyard allowing children to freely move from indoor to outdoor spaces.”

Residents can have their say on the proposal via Lichfield District Council’s planning website.


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