Part of the city centre site earmarked for Friarsgate

The future of land earmarked for the failed Friarsgate redevelopment is up for discussion at events in Lichfield.

Part of the city centre site earmarked for Friarsgate

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the void – now rebranded as the Birmingham Road Site – at an open event on 6th March.

A discussion will also take place involving the cross party task group and organisations such as Lichfield City Council and Lichfield Business Improvement District on 27th February.

Cllr Mike Wilcox

Cllr Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council, said: “These events will be a great opportunity for people to hear about the work carried out to date by the task group and feed their views into future plans.

“We know how important this area is to the city and how strongly people feel about the development, so we hope plenty of people will come along and give us their ideas and thoughts.”

The future of Friarsgate’s land has been in limbo since the collapse of the project after more than 10 years in the making.

A cross-party working group was created to develop a way forward for the scheme, although it emerged that just two members had turned up for a meeting on the issue in the lead up to Christmas.

Cllr Wilcox has since drawn up short term plans to improve the site, but these have drawn criticism from one member of the working group.

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3 replies on “Future of Friarsgate land up for discussion at Lichfield events”

  1. Great. Only taken 2 years to get to this stage. How much
    Is that in lost rent and rates?! Add to that, cost of the new employees taken on to manage the project, AND the £7 MILLION of local taxpayer money for the mishandled project thus far (I’m not making this up – although it may sound like it!)! And people think Labour councils are inept with money?!?

  2. These meetings sound like those timeshare events wen you’re abroad. They get you along to a presentation, but they’re really trying to make you to cough up to rent some overpriced holiday home in somewhere like, erm, let’s say Menorca…

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