Lichfield city centre masterplan

Key achievements

Since July 2018 we have made the below progress.

Birmingham Road

  • Completed the purchase of the police station.
  • Carried out survey work on buildings within the Birmingham Road site.
  • Made the Birmingham Road site safe – this included working out whether we needed to remove the underground tanks on the former garage site, which we do not need to do at this stage as environmental specialists have confirmed they are not a hazard.
  • Achieved planning permission for a short-term plan for the Birmingham Road site , which includes the demolition of the police station and other buildings.
  • Appointed consultants to take forward a planning application for the short-term plan.
  • Held consultation events on the wider city centre plan and the Birmingham Road site in spring 2019.
  • Approved the short-term plans for the Birmingham Road site – approved by the planning committee in July 2019.
  • Approved the appointment of contractors to deliver the temporary works – September 2019.
  • Work got underway to make the temporary improvements to the Birmingham Road site – January 2020
  • Completion of short-term improvements to the Birmingham Road site – August 2020

City centre masterplan

  • Appointed consultants who will work with the council to develop a wider city centre master plan in August 2019.
  • Held a consultation on the draft Lichfield city centre masterplan, which includes plans for the Birmingham Road site – January 2020
  • Masterplan finalised – March 2020

Strategy development

  • Appointment of commercial property consultants – January 2021
  • Appointment of car park strategy consultants – January 2021
  • Appointment of public realm strategy consultants – March 2021

We’ll keep this section updated as we complete more actions.

If you have any questions about recent actions please email the team