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Consultations seeking views of residents on future planning policies in Lichfield and Burntwood

A series of consultations are being launched to help determine future planning policies in Lichfield and Burntwood.

Lichfield District Council House
Lichfield District Council House

Lichfield District Council wants views from residents on the main modifications to its Local Plan Allocations document that have been recommended by the planning inspector.

The document covers issues such as housing and employment land allocations, as well as reviewing policies used to determine planning applications.

The first consultation runs from 19th December to 6th February, and will seek local views on the main modifications recommended following the public hearings in September.  

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Environment & Development Services, said: “It’s important that everyone gets engaged in the planning process and takes the time to look at our proposals and gives their views.”

The second consultation is on an updated version of the Statement of Community Involvement, which sets out when, why and with who the council will consult on local plans and planning applications.

A third one is on changes to the Sustainable Design Supplementary Planning Document, which gives guidance on how sustainable development can be achieved through new development.

Both of these consultations from from 2nd January to 1st February 2019.

People can view the documents and comment on them at

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  1. Michel Souris

    18th December, 2018 at 11:39 am

    What is the point of this consultation? Like on many other occasions the Council ignores the comments of its citizens. Democracy does not exist in Lichfield.

  2. Steve

    18th December, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Mr Wilcox. You are not building on all green spaces. There are a number of roundabouts I have noticed. I am sure some developers would be able to fit two or three houses on each of these.

    Maybe once all the other green space has gone, you will look at this idea.

  3. Philip Allso

    18th December, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Looking at the planning policy the proposals seem quite straightforward. There is much fanciful speculation (especially about the Cricket Lane development) but the hope seems to be to develop all available spaces as housing or business premises. It is very vague on infrastructure while accepting that traffic will be a major problem. There is great hope for the use of bicycles and walking. It defines areas within thirty minutes walking distance of the centre. There is potential for Lichfield to almost double in size within the 2029 timeline of these proposals. I am all for a vibrant and successful city but must accept that the whole ethos will change within this period. The ancient loyal city will not survive such changes and stands in the shadow of other expanding conurvations. Lichfield has always been tiny for ‘city’ status so perhaps it is due for enlargement. I just wish I knew just how big is big enough? Or perhaps there is no upper limit. We live in changing times. The right kind of development (as we have seen in Friarsgate) is hard to define. We should be careful to determine that the developers are not the only ones to benefit from these momentous changes.

  4. Roy Appleby

    19th December, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Again I say Lichfield is being choked to death with all this development. With no plan for road infrastructure we are in trouble. All the LDC/SCC are interested in is Money. They are not thinking about the people who have to live with this gridlock and congestion.