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Plan to demolish Lichfield church hall to make way for new homes is unveiled

St Michael's Church Hall

St Michael’s Church Hall

A church hall in Lichfield could be demolished and replaced with houses.

Proposals have been submitted to Lichfield District Council to knock down St Michael’s Church Hall and put six residential properties on the land instead.

A planning statement supporting the development said the loss of the hall would not have a significant impact.

“The hall has been vacant for over a year,” the report said.

“Demolition of the hall would not result in the loss of a valued facility as there are a number of similar-functioning community halls within the locality.”

Full details of the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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5 Comments

  1. Rob

    23rd July, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Locals and or the city council need to get this place protected with an Asset of Community listing before it’s too late.
    Unbelievable that the church is trying to make money out of a community meeting place where has its ethics gone ?

  2. LetsGiveItASpin

    23rd July, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    There are restrictive covenants on that land in so far as the land was given for the purposes of a meeting place .. wonder whom has been paid of more dodgy Dave dealings

  3. Pam Beale

    24th July, 2018 at 8:23 am

    No! This much needed and loved space can’t just be demolished! We need to act on this one.

  4. AgitatorofPeople

    24th July, 2018 at 9:05 am

    It belongs to Lichfield diocese, they are the owners, if they wanted to stop it been knocked down then all they have to do is decide not to sell it to the developers, the same diocese that deconsecrated St Marys so that it could be renovated with the publics money, all £1.2 million of it, at the loss of our friary building.
    Rob, you are quite right, where has its ethics gone, it seems that the sole drive for the Church of England in Lichfield is to hoover up as much money as it can from its flock.
    I can’t see the council objecting to the development, the Lichfield Diocese and this conservative council are very entwined.

  5. Steve

    24th July, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Why did they not sell this land to pay for the “rescue” of St Marys, rather than the council tax payers having to pay?

    I am assuming the CoE will be handing back the £1.5 million handout they have just received to stop Lichfield Cathedral falling down.

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