The proposed layout for the new homes in Streethay

Plans have been submitted for the next stage of a major housing development in Lichfield which could see 200 new properties built.

The proposed layout for the new homes in Streethay

Miller Homes is hoping to push ahead with phase two of the Roman Heights site in Streethay.

As well as the new houses, the next stage of the development would also see the creation of open spaces and a children’s play area.

A planning statement supporting the application said: “The application proposals will provide additional housing choice in Lichfield of approximately 200 dwellings, of which 35% are intended to be delivered as affordable.”

Full details of the proposal are available on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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  1. “As well as the new houses, the next stage of the development would also see the creation of open spaces and a children’s play area.”

    Why only “could see?”. Surely this shouldn’t be part and parcel of the agreement……

  2. Two hundred homes equates to 800 or so people. Open spaces and play areas are all very well but what about schools, doctors, transport, shops and all the other activities that a commuity needs close at hand? Same story on most of the developments around Lichfield. Build in haste and regret at leisure, but not for the developer, of course, they will be still spreading their cheap housing like a rash over the ever increasing Lichfield suburbs.

  3. We “could see” the only public swimming pool and accessible / disabled gym in the District stay open, on the other hand… we could see the land at Bham Road / Friarsgate / Frog Lane cleaned up and decontaminated ready for developers to build more old peoples homes on. Close much used facilities and dont bother with open spaces, we’ll all get ill and die early and then we wont be a problem

  4. David. It is a common tactic by developers. Look at the ” 35% are intended to be delivered as affordable”.

    The developer goes back to the council. Plead poverty and that they are not going to make a profit. The percentage then drops and drops.

    At application stage, they promise the world. Then during construction try and change everything to their benefit.

  5. So that’s 65% which are not affordable. Who exactly are you expecting to buy these homes???

  6. I am stunned its bad enough buses stop at 6pm how the hell is this little city meant to cope. We need an adequate bus service, more GP’S, schools, places for the youth to hang out. We are a city without a full time A&E doctor led. The city can’t cope now without even more often substandard housing. How about thinking Of the disabled and build purpose built housing with the proper adaptations.

  7. I’d like them to expand on their definition on affordable, it’s extremely vague, who is defining affordable? what constitutes as affordable? Because shared ownership is not realistic even for low income families or single parent families, as the combination of rent and mortgage is costly. Does affordable, mean social housing and tackling the hundreds of people waiting to be housed in Lichfield?

  8. Do not be fooled in to thinking it’s only the developers who get fatter, it’s expensive to get the go ahead.

  9. Why dont the Council buy the land and build on it and take the profit to put back into the Community.

  10. How can firms like this get planning when us simple joeblogs can’t get extentions makes me sick .look at the development in Lichfield already half are empty shops

  11. Is it not time that the government put some sort of levy onto new builds to cover the cost of new schools and doctors. At the moment the developers buy land cheap, make massive profits from the houses, leaving the local councils to foot the cost of the local services which then never get built because of finances. Something like a simple fee per house built.

  12. These homes were in the master plan for Streethay anyway. No new issue. They just do planning a bit at a time. There’s more to come! Having said that fully agree more services, shops and leisure facilities are required.

  13. ~Robyn – This may help. According to the UK government’s Definitions of general housing terms:

    Affordable housing is social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. Eligibility is determined by local incomes and local house prices. Affordable housing should include provisions to remain at an affordable price for future eligible households or for the subsidy to be recycled for alternative affordable housing provision.

    Affordable rented housing is let by local authorities or private registered providers of social housing to households that are eligible for social rented housing. Affordable rent is no more than 80 per cent of the local market rent (including service charges, where applicable).

    Homes that do not meet this definition of affordable housing, such as ‘low cost market’ housing, are not considered affordable housing for planning purposes.

    Social rented housing is owned by local authorities and private registered providers, for which guideline target rents are determined through the national rent regime. It may also be owned by other persons and provided under equivalent rental arrangements agreed with the local authority or Homes England.

    Intermediate housing refers to homes for sale and rent, provided at a cost above social rent but below market levels subject to the affordable housing definition. These can include shared equity (shared ownership and equity loans), other low cost homes for sale and intermediate rent, but not affordable rented housing.

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