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Former shop opposite Lichfield Cathedral could be converted into a flat

A former shop opposite Lichfield Cathedral could be converted into residential accommodation if plans are given the go-ahead.

The former site of the Cathedral Shop
The former site of the Cathedral Shop

The site on The Close had previously been home to the Cathedral Shop before it moved into a unit in the Three Spires Shopping Centre.

Now planning permission is being sought to convert the building into a ground floor flat.

A statement supporting the application says: “The property was converted from a single dwelling in the latter part of the 20th Century and dived into separate units of accommodation with a flat on each on the first and second floor and a shop on the ground floor.

“The listed building requires renovation to return it to a suitable condition to allow it to be rented to new tenants.”

The internal works would see partition walls reinstated and the creation of a kitchen, sitting room, bathroom, study and two bedrooms. It would also be rewired throughout.

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

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2 Comments

  1. Deb

    11th January, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Strange that other “Changes of Use” applications are blocked leaving the properties in question to degrade and become unsightly (specifically the old newsagents on Beacon street) but it does not appear to be an issues for others. Maybe it not what you know but rather who you know?

  2. Jayne

    12th January, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Quite agree Deb. It is all about what the tourists might think! Parts of Lichfield are a disgrace.

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