Trial pedestrianisation

Start date: 3 March 2023

Closing date: 1 October 2024

Areas Affected

  • Lichfield District wide

A trial pedestrianisation scheme is in place in Lichfield City centre (as part of an experimental traffic regulation order ).

As part of the trial, vehicle movement is restricted on Market Street, Tamworth Street (beyond the signs), Conduit Street, Breadmarket Street, Bore Street, Dam Street, Sandford Street (beyond the signs) and Bird Street (beyond the signs) at all times.

Exceptions to this include:

  • Blue badge holders who can drive into and park in the pedestrianisation zone in designated parking bays between midnight on Sundays and midnight on Wednesdays.
  • Drivers delivering to businesses are able to drive into the pedestrianisation zone to drop items off at any time between midnight on Sundays and midnight on Wednesdays, and until 12noon and after 9pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  
  • Residents and businesses who have private parking facilities accessed through the pedestrianisation zone can access these at any time provided they display a valid permit.

New road signs have been installed at the entrances to the pedestrianisation zone to alert drivers about the restrictions, and from Thursday 16 November 2023 penalty tickets will be issued to any unauthorised vehicles entering the zone.

The aim of the trial is to make the city even more vibrant, welcoming and attractive to visitors and shoppers.

To give your views on the pedestrianisation scheme (as part of the ETRO), please fill in our feedback form .

If you, or someone you know, is not online, please send views to:

Pedestrianisation scheme views, Lichfield District Council, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YU

You can also email the council officer managing the project at or call 01543 308000.

Drop in event

We are keen to get views from residents, visitors and businesses about the ongoing impact of the pedestrianisation scheme.

We are holding a drop-in event in January at the Lichfield Guildhall, so please do come along:

  • Tuesday 23 January 2024, 2pm - 6pm

We hope to see you there.

Contact Details

You can email the council officer managing the project at, call 01543 308000