Part of an historic building in Lichfield could be demolished to make way for a car park.
A planning application has been submitted for The Old Brewery Maltings on Davidson Road.
It would see part of the building knocked down to allow for a car park, with the remainder of the site transformed for commercial use.
The site once housed part of The Lichfield Brewery, but has recently been used as a builder’s yard.
Planning permission was previously granted for a complete demolition of the site with apartments built on the land.
But a statement supporting the new application said:
“The applicant favours retaining the bulk of the existing building and retaining it in commercial use.
“The existing building was constructed in the mid-19th Century and formed part of the complex of buildings associated with the former Lichfield Brewery.
“The local authority considers the building to constitute a non-designated heritage asset.
“The proposed demolition of part of the building, and to a lesser extent the modest extension to the roof at the north-east end of the building, will give rise to some loss of significance to the building as a non-designated heritage asset.
“However, that impact has to be weighed against the benefits of the proposal to the local economy in helping to sustain local employment opportunities, and in preserving the remainder of the building on the site.”Planning statement
Full details on the proposals can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.