More details about a city centre redevelopment scheme will be discussed by Lichfield District Council’s planning committee.

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

The scheme, which will see housing and a boutique hotel built on land near the Angel Croft Hotel, will be discussed at a meeting next week.

The project was approved earlier this year, despite a planning officer’s report recommending refusal after the committee heard there was strong public support for the development.

But some aspects of the scheme, including the Section 106 requirements, still need to be confirmed.

A report to the meeting has also confirmed that an entrance and exit into Beacon Park is likely to be locked at night after updated proposals saw a bridge from the development moved closer to the bowling green area and the Discovery Hub.

“These are directly opposite the bridge. This raises some concerns over their security.

“However, it is anticipated that the bridge will be closed at night with gates erected on the development side. This will provide security not only for residents as it will preclude access through the development to the park at night and visa versa.

“In doing so it will also provide an element of security for the bowling green and the hub building as direct access between this area of the park and Beacon Street through the development site will not be possible.”

Planning report

The report also reveals that an agreement has been reached for a Section 106 payment of £161,000 to help “meet the additional demand for secondary school places”.

Other details have revealed a solution to parking limitations at the site.

“A two level basement car park is proposed to serve the majority of the development operated using two car lifts.

“Very limited parking spaces are provided as surface level parking. Having regard to the implications for overspill parking occurring in the event of a failure of the lifts or a basement failure, it is assessed that a management strategy for the basement and maintenance of the lifts could be secured appropriately via a Section 106 obligation.”

Planning report

The development will be discussed at a meeting of the planning committee on Monday (9th May).

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