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Armitage and Handsacre residents asked how community cash should be spent

People living in Armitage and Handsacre are being asked which new facilities they would like.

Lichfield District Council is continuing to secure funding, through section 106 agreements with the developers of the Hawksyard Village housing site.

So far, 100 of the 560 homes have been built on part of the Rugeley Power Station site. The developers have already contributed towards improving Rugeley Bypass and other highway works, and will be providing community facilities – including two play areas, public open space, a retail unit, and a travel plan.

The council now needs to know what other facilities local people want across Armitage with Handsacre.

Options so far include putting some of the money towards developing a community hall in the Hawksyard Village development. Ideas for the wider community of Armitage with Handsacre include:

  • a new scout hut
  • youth facilities – such as a skate ramp or games area
  • play facilities for younger children
  • improved open spaces
  • parks and walks
  • environmental improvements – such as new bins or benches
  • health facilities
  • a pedestrian crossing outside Lower Lodge Mobile Home Park

Councillor Alan White, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for development services, said: “Funding from the development has already enabled us to make improvements to the road network around the housing development and create a new roundabout.

“We now need to know what other improvements could be made to Armitage with Handsacre, so please do tell us what community facilities you would like for your area.”

To give your views online, visit the VoiceIt website by March 19. Alternatively, go along to an afternoon consultation event at Armitage Village Hall on February 29, between 3pm and 6pm, where you can find out more and fill in a quick questionnaire.

To find out more about the Hawksyard Village consultation, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/hawksyardsection106 or contact Lucie Ferneyhough on 01543 308218 or email lucie.ferneyhough@lichfielddc.gov.uk.  

To find out more about section 106 agreements or SOC2 funding, please contact Asmita Kathrani on 01543 308149 or email asmita.kathrani@lichfielddc.gov.uk

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