A proposed development in Lichfield will “massively improve the area”, a residents’ group has said.

An artist's impression of the new Beacon Street development
An artist’s impression of the new Beacon Street development

A decision on the Friel Homes scheme on Beacon Street is expected to made at a meeting of Lichfield District Council’s planning committee in January.

The scheme would see conversion of some buildings and construction of new ones for housing and a boutique hotel.

A spokesperson for the Beacon Street Area Residents’ Association said the proposals should be given the green light.

“This is a development that will massively improve the area and is overwhelming supported by local residents.

“Let’s see the go ahead given next month and let Friel Homes get the site completed.”

Beacon Street Area Residents’ Association spokesperson

As well as the buildings, the development would also include a new cycling and walking route between Beacon Park and the city centre.

Other community groups have also lent their support to the proposals for the land near the Angel Croft Hotel.

A spokesperson for Friel Homes said:

An artist's impression of the new Beacon Street development
An artist’s impression of the new Beacon Street development

“We understand there are over 40 letters of support for this application and no objections from residents of Lichfield.

“Multiple organisations have confirmed support for our proposals including Beacon Street Area Residents’ Association, Erasmus Darwin House, Lichfield Civic Society and Lichfield Cathedral.

“Given the widespread public support for the scheme, we are hopeful that the planning committee will recognise this opportunity for Lichfield to evolve and improve on a deliverable site.”

Friel Homes spokesperson

5 replies on “Residents’ group says proposed Lichfield development will “massively improve the area””

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  1. I think the development will spoil this area of the city,I think it needs tidying up,but the Cathedral area should not be spoilt in this way.

  2. That area is a mess currently, this is a really well thought out proposal which will open up views through to the cathedral and other beautiful buildings from the park, I live nearby and this is an area I walk round almost every day. I really hope it gets the go ahead.

  3. This development gets a thumbs up from me, although planning commitee logic means it could go either way. A born and bred Lichfield resident of too many years.

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