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A Lichfield pub could be demolished to make way for new housing.
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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11 replies on “New homes planned on site of former Lichfield pub”

  1. 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

  2. …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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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