Lichfield District Council House

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to have their say on a document which will help shape the future of the area over the next 20 years.

Lichfield District Council House

Lichfield District Council is drawing up a new Local Plan which will outline how the region will continue to meet the needs of residents in the future.

The local authority is now seeking views from local people and organisations as part of a consultation process.

Craig Jordan, head of economic growth and development, said: “Our preferred options document builds on our consultation exercises and sets out how we think the district should be shaped up to 2040.

“We’re encouraging everyone to get involved and give us their views.

“It’s a good opportunity to make sure our new Local Plan reflects local needs and desires.”

As part of the district-wide consultation, the council is holding a series of drop-in sessions:

  • Fradley Village Hall on 5th December from 1.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Fazeley Town Hall on 9th December from 3pm to 6pm
  • Armitage Village Hall on 10th December from 3pm to 6pm
  • Shenstone Methodist Church on 11th December from 3pm to 6pm
  • Burntwood Memorial Institute on 16th December from 3pm to 6.30pm
  • Colton Village Hall on 17th December from 1pm to 3pm 
  • Thomas Spencer Hall in Whittington on 18th December from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Alrewas Village Hall on 10th January from 4pm to 6pm
  • Lichfield District Council’s Council Chamber on 16th January from 3pm to 6pm

To read the draft preferred options document and to find out how to give comments online visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/localplan2040

The consultation is running until 24th January 2020.

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  1. Not much activity on this topic. I did write a piece over the weekend but it has not appeared. I think this must be a technical hitch as it is not the first time this has occurred. The document relating to the above is long and convoluted, 130 pages or so. It covers an area up to Little Aston and out to Alrewas. Population increase, age statistics, property price diversity, commuting frequency and much more is included. As an excercise in compiling statistics it is an admirable example of accumulated page filling. A decent precis would have been helpful rather than the coloured boxes. One statistic was the proposal to build 10,000 + houses over its time span. It is self apparent that the space between existing communities will narrow or disappear. I have seen many changes since moving to Lichfield in 1971. Some of them followed the national trend and were inevitable but little has been done to preserve its unique heratige. Most towns and cities are becoming ‘same as.’ Ultimately we are all losing out to the back room boys. It is highly improbable the present proposals will be altered, we are sleepwalking into mediocrity.

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