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New homes planned on site of former Lichfield pub

A Lichfield pub could be demolished to make way for new housing.

The Anchor in Streethay. Pic: Google Streetview

The Anchor in Streethay. Pic: Google Streetview

Developers have applied for planning permission to create three new properties on the site of The Anchor in Streethay.

The empty pub sits alongside the site of the new Miller Homes Roman Heights development.

But now plans have been drawn up to create three detached properties on the land occupied by The Anchor, which has been closed since 2015.

A statement supporting the application said: “The development proposes the demolition of the former pub on the site, with the proposed units appropriately designed within its residential area context.

“The development seeks to maximise the re-use of a previously developed site within the village of Streethay – a sustainable location which is on the urban edge of Lichfield city and close to existing services and facilities.

“It would create a high quality residential environment providing family housing in an attractive environment.”

Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website, where residents can also comment.

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  1. Kevin

    5th January, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    About time something positive happened to the anchor it’s been an eyesore for along time on the main approach into Lichfield

  2. Jez Marshall

    26th April, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    It’s a lovely traditional building, this should be refurbished to offer a drinking venue to support the new houses being built in the area. we dont want another Saxon Penny built in Lichfield

  3. Five Spires Live

    26th April, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    The planning application was withdrawn in February 2017. But the fact is that if the locals had supported the pub it would still be open. Use it or lose it.

  4. Jake

    26th April, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    …hang on. So let’s just look at this. the pub close in 2015 due to there not being enough customers to ceep it going. No surprise as the local area is rather small. However as shown in this article, there’s at least a thousand or so new home being built right at the back of the property. So fast forward a couple of year from now, there’s demand for a pub. The one thing that this city is crying out for us some more communal and social areas. It achualy saddens me to see that there’s plans to stop what little hope this is for that.

  5. Five Spires Live

    26th April, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    The residential planning application was probably a bit of entrepreneurial opportunism on the part of the owners. They may be rethinking the potential of a pub operation now for the reasons Jake explains. But it’s a business call at the end of the day, sentiment don’t pay the bills.

  6. Jonathan Rowley

    26th April, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Are there plans for a pub to be built on the new Roman Heights development?

    As an occasional user of The Anchor for food and drink it is a loss to Streethay and surely if reopened would be well supported by the current and many new properties being built. A travesty to see it knocked down, Streethay needs a pub a community meeting point.

  7. Jez Marshall

    27th April, 2017 at 10:22 am

    It doesn’t make sense to knock a building down with so much character, and a potential good business.

  8. Ben

    27th April, 2017 at 11:02 am

    This is a prime example of te reuse of a brownfield site. The exact thing the likes of BAG are arguing for in order to protect the green belt. However we would be losing a traditional building. This would beg the question, is it always right to build on every inch of brownfield site rather than allowing a slight spread of houses with room for better provisions between them.

    I am intrigued to hear what people are actually after? We need the houses but complain no matter where is suggested to build!

  9. Darryl

    27th April, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Looks like the pub will have the cliental they desperately needed, just need a brewery to grasp the mantel and invest.

  10. Toast

    27th April, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Would make an excellent Joules pub.

  11. K. DIXON

    27th April, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Atleast give someone the oppurtunity of making the pub a success and providing a resource for the local community.
    Use it or lose it, it will be too late if its demolished.