Cllr Sue Woodward

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It’s time for politicians in Lichfield to stop talking and get down to the business of delivering a better deal for Burntwood residents, a local Labour councillor has said.
Cllr Sue Woodward
Opposition group leader Sue Woodward has called for a “Town Deal” for the area, insisting it has been “short-changed” in the past. She claims such a move would enable Lichfield District Council, Burntwood Town Council and Staffordshire County Council to work together to regenerate the area. Cllr Woodward believes the area would welcome an investment scheme similar to the Lichfield Business Improvement District, which was recently backed by 79 per cent of businesses. The representative for Chase Terrace said: “We’ve called for a town deal for Burntwood, but I do believe it’s time we stop talking about development for the area and we actually get on with it. “I’ve had nods in the right places from Staffordshire County Council, the leadership of Lichfield District Council and Burntwood Town Council. “I’ve contacted the Burntwood business development group to ask them to look at something similar to the Lichfield BID, but first we need a town centre that is fitting for an area of nearly 30,000 inhabitants.” Conservative leaders recently insisted that they were working to provide the “very best” deal for Burntwood.

Lewis Deakin

NCTJ-trained reporter with experience in a wide variety of journalism settings.

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