Lichfield city centre regeneration projects

Public realm strategy

In our masterplan we have identified the need for an attractive & usable public realm.

This is an important part of the overall development of the city centre and we are concentrating on the achievement of five objectives:

  • To remove street clutter and promote a matching design of signage and wayfinding across the city centre.
  • ensure pedestrian routes are prioritised in the design new developments (especially important for pedestrian routes which link key areas together).
  • to consider landscaping options that positively impacts upon the environment within the city centre.
  • a matching selection of surface materials.
  • a matching specification of street furniture.

We have also set out seven public realm priority projects to deliver wider improvements to the city:

  • Birmingham Road Corridor
  • Lichfield Transport Hub
  • Bird Street Walk
  • Circular Minster Pool Walk
  • Pedestrian Priority Streets
  • Pedestrian Walkways & Linkages
  • Signage & Wayfinding

We are working with a team of industry experts lead by Gleeds Property and Construction Consultants to prepare our public realm strategy, which will build on the overall proposals set out in the Lichfield city centre masterplan, to develop detailed projects for future implementation.

A public consultation process took place between Monday 21 June and Sunday 11 July 2021 to allow residents, visitors, members of the public, local businesses and other key stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback on the emerging ideas. The consultation was developed to review specific themes that will be incorporated into our final strategy. These included:

  • Vibrant streets and spaces
  • Night-time economy
  • Security and community safety
  • Highways, public transportation and active travel
  • Inclusive design and accessibility
  • Open space/urban realm, including management and operation/surface water management
  • Smart city technology and utilities

This feedback will be used to help us develop recommendations within the strategy and support the action plan that will set out a long-term programme of delivery options.