Planners have given the go-ahead to a scheme to redevelop part of Lichfield city centre.

The £14million Friary Outer scheme was given the green light at a meeting on Monday (April 4).

The second stage of the scheme, which will see a 65-bed hotel and 8,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space, was approved following the acceptance of another stage of the scheme that will see a new car park and housing created.

The company behind the scheme, S Harrison Developments Ltd, have also revealed that they are expecting to unveil a major chain to run the hotel shortly.

Social landlord Bromford Group will take on 60 affordable homes as part of the project which has already been approved. Fifty-four of these will be sheltered apartments for older people, with the remainder being available as shared ownership properties.

A spokesperson for the developers said:

“The development will see people currently living in neighbouring Sandford Gate on Lower Sandford Street move into the new homes, allowing Bromford to upgrade Sandford Gate to create 29 new homes.”

Full details of the plans can be viewed on Lichfield District Council’s website.

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