Burntwood Town Deal
In August 2016, we joined forces with Burntwood Town Council and Staffordshire County Council to agree to work together to improve the Burntwood's shopping potential, health services and transport infrastructure. We jointly developed an agreement called the Burntwood Town Deal, which pulls together ideas and projects already under discussion to ensure a joint approach.
Key priorities include but are not limited to enabling:
- A town centre development which improves the town’s retail offer.
- Improved health facilities.
- Getting the appropriate housing mix for the town that allows older people to keep their independence and family sized properties to be better utilised.
- Better transport links.
- Exploiting the opportunities for leisure, health improvement, tourism and businesses presented by the proximity of Chasewater.
Councillor Philip Atkins, leader of Staffordshire County Council, said:
"Decisions are best taken as close as possible to where the effect is felt and as decentralisation gains pace, Staffordshire County Council is keen to devolve decision-making more and more to local communities and so I look forward to working with local politicians, people and councils to develop a Burntwood Town Deal that will really deliver on the ground for the people of Burntwood."
Cllr Mike Wilcox, leader of Lichfield District Council, said:
"We are looking forward to working with our partner councils to deliver what Burntwood needs and what local residents want. The creation of a town deal is an important step towards this."
Cllr Helen Fisher, leader of Burntwood Town Council, added:
"We all come into local politics to do our best for the communities we represent and I welcome the creation of a town deal that will see us all working together to deliver for Burntwood."
Cllr Sue Woodward, the county councillor for Burntwood North, who first proposed the Town Deal, said:
"I am delighted that all of the councils covering Burntwood are committed to working together to craft a town deal for Burntwood. I am grateful to Cllr Atkins for his enthusiasm in taking forward this proposal, to Cllr Wilcox for his commitment to making it happen and to the new town council Leader, Cllr Helen Fisher, for seeing the opportunities open for us all."