The site at Sycamore Road. Picture: Google Streetview
The site at Sycamore Road. Picture: Google Streetview

Councillors in Burntwood will give their views on plans to build 54 new homes on land in the town at a meeting today.

Housing association Bromford has applied for planning permission for the site of the former children’s and social services centre off Sycamore Road.

Members of Burntwood Town Council’s planning and development committee will discuss the proposals this evening (14th June) ahead of a decision on the plans by Lichfield District Council at a later date.

Previous buildings on the land were demolished in 2019 with a deal agreed by Staffordshire County Council to sell the 3.3acre site to the housing association last year, but if the scheme is given the go-ahead it would see all of the new properties earmarked as affordable homes.

“The proposal incorporates the provision of 36 social rent affordable dwellings and 18 shared ownership affordable dwellings.”

Planning statement

Full details of the proposal can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

The Burntwood Town Council planning meeting will be held at Chasetown Methodist Church at 6pm.

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  1. If approved. Hope they upgrade the infrastructure of this area first. That could be an extra 50 cars+ using a road that is without doubt one a the worst in Burntwood.
    In the meantime what is happening to the New Housing area which is partly Built in Queen Street? No work there for months ?

  2. As LDC want to live up to its new Green Credentials these houses will of course have solar panels, heat source pumps and EV charging points.
    Sorry gone off in the cuckoo land, forgot we are talking about LDC, no extra school places or GP surgeries.

  3. The area is already struggling with the influx of new housing. There are little to no school placements left, where do they propose these new families send their children to school? The roads are in poor condition and new houses is just going to make it all the worse, and the rest of the infrastructure is non existent. When will LDC and these developers realise they can not keep building like they are without upgrading the areas infrastructure 1st!
    Use your brains for once LDC and listen to those of us that live in the area now.

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