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Councillors to discuss plan to turn disused Lichfield tennis courts into car park

Councillors are set to discuss plans to turn a former tennis club in Lichfield into a car park.

The former home of Lichfield Lawn Tennis Club

The former home of Lichfield Lawn Tennis Club

The Birmingham Road site, which was once home to Lichfield Lawn Tennis Club before their merger with the Friary Tennis Club, has been empty since April 2012.

And now a plan has been drawn up for a 65-space car park to be put on the land.

“The application site is considered to be well suited for use as a car park given that the site is located within 250 metres of Lichfield City Railway Station and 300 metres of Lichfield Bus Station,” a statement supporting the application said.

Lichfield City Council has called for the plan to be refused because of congestion on Birmingham Road and the danger to pupils caused by the shared access road with Queens Croft School.

The proposal – which is to use the site for parking for an initial five year period – will be discussed by Lichfield District Council’s planning committee on Monday (October 21).

Full details of the proposal can be seen on the council’s planning website.

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4 Comments

  1. mark

    19th October, 2013 at 9:30 am

    how about creating an open space or park area? a kids play area or maybe even the hotly disputed skate park???

    no tell you what lets install a car park that will generate more money for the ineffective inept council

  2. BrownhillsBob

    19th October, 2013 at 10:52 am

    The car park is being applied for by the The Trustees Of St John’s Hospital.

    The article says the council are opposed to it.
    The council won’t operate it, or derive any money from it that they don’t already as tennis courts.

    So apart from those bits, you’re absolutely correct.
    Why let facts get in the way of a really inept rant?

    Bob

  3. David Smith

    19th October, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    In the best interest of Lichfield I think the idea is excellent. I hope the D.C. will approve the plan.

  4. mark

    19th October, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    thankyou bob, after re-reading the article it is clear my comments about the council gaining money is wrong, although if it is to be turned into a car park then im sure that they will be after business rates?
    that aside i dont see how asking for extra play areas or open spaces can be classed as an inept rant