A formal planning application has been submitted for 750 new homes in Lichfield. Land off Watery Lane has been earmarked for the development, which would also include a new primary school, shops and a community building. IM Properties had initially launched a consultation over the development in June last year but has now decided to formally apply for permission to begin work. “Dwellings will be predominately a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, but with an opportunity to provide up to three-storey dwellings, including apartments,” the developer said in a planning statement. “It is proposed that 25 per cent of provision across the site will be in the form of affordable housing. “There is an acute need for affordable housing in Lichfield District. The proposed development will make a valuable contribution towards providing an appropriate mix and tenure of affordable housing.” As well as the new homes, plans are also included to create other community facilities, including a “care village” with 200 bed spaces. There had been doubts over the future of Curborough Antiques and Craft Centre, but the developer says the “intention” is to keep the buildings as part of the scheme. Residents can see the plans in full and have their say via Lichfield District Council’s planning website.