A councillor says Burntwood needs “infrastructure before more housing”.

Cllr Steve Norman made his comments after a debate at Burntwood Town Council over a proposed care home on land in the town.

Cllr Steve Norman

Developers hope to build a three-storey, 78-bed facility on land previously occupied by Bridge Cross Garage.

But Cllr Steve Norman said future development of Burntwood needs to focus on a broader range of services.

“This is land earmarked for connecting the Sankey’s Corner shops to a new town centre in the proposed Burntwood Neighbourhood Plan which, if supported by residents in May, will increase our funding for projects and infrastructure in the Town.

“Infrastructure before more housing.”

Cllr Steve Norman

Lichfield District Council will make the final decision on the care home proposal in the coming weeks.

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  1. Good point Cllr Norman. Where are the repairs to decayed infrastructure? Shops, schools, green spaces, transport links…..in Lichfield builders come before commonsense.

  2. Finally some sense regarding Burntwood town centre, with a population nearing that of Lichfield with no infrastructure, there is no community centre here, please we need a centre to be proud of.

  3. I agree it all ok to build homes but schools get over crowded Dr’s surgery the same. Sankeys shops are none existent and run down. Pub been closed down boarded up for yrs.families put children in schools out of area so far more traffic on roads and dangerous parking outside schools. Already lots of care homes in area the list goes on and on. No more estates needed.

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