A report has backed plans for a new 475-home development in Lichfield.
The proposal will see the creation of a new Deanslade Park residential development, school and country park on land off Falkland Road and the Birmingham Road.
Objections had been raised by Lichfield City Council, who said a greater number of bungalows should be built and called for assurances that the country park would be opened before the first properties are occupied.
But a report to Lichfield District Council’s planning committee this evening (July 2) said the scheme should be given the go-ahead, insisting that the issue around bungalows could not be considered as there was no policy within the council’s Local Plan
Of the 475 homes planned, the report revealed that 176 – or 37% – would be earmarked as affordable housing through either social rental or shared ownership.
“Economically the proposal will provide employment opportunities, through creating a development opportunity, whose future residents would support existing and proposed facilities within the area,” the report said.
“Socially, the proposal would have little impact upon existing residents, whilst suitable conditions can secure the amenity of future residents within the site. In addition the scale of development is compliant with the requirements of the council’s Local Plan strategy.”