A report has recommended approving plans for work to be carried out on land earmarked for the failed Friarsgate development.
A meeting of Lichfield District Council’s planning committee later this month will make a final decision on whether to give the go ahead to the scheme which will see the demolition of the former police station building.
A number of buildings in the bus station will also be knocked down if the project is given the go ahead.
The council plans to include a new car park, temporary toilet facilities and replace the bus shelters along with landscaping parts of the site.
The land has been left empty since the collapse of the proposed Friarsgate redevelopment after more than a decade in the planning.
Much of the work is expected to be an interim development until a longer-term plan is devised, but the proposal was branded “timid” by Lichfield Civic Society which said a more ambitious project should have been on the table.
The report to the planning committee said: “The proposed revised station are will accommodate 10 coach bays with seven new bays formed int he location where the off street car parking is currently provided, with one new shelter to the rear of the police station site.
“The bus are is to be resurfaced and altered with the addition of one further shelter.”
The development will see a new car park put in place on part of the former police station – which was purchased by Lichfield District Council as the Friarsgate scheme collapsed – with the remainder of the site being turned into a green open space.
The proposal will be discussed at a meeting of the planning committee on 29th July.