Trial pedestrianisation

Start date: 3 March 2023

Closing date: 31 August 2023

Areas Affected

  • Lichfield District wide

We are working with Staffordshire County Council to make the city centre an attractive, safe, and vibrant place for people to visit, work and live.

As part of this, experimental pedestrianisation is currently being trialled for an initial six-month period in some areas of Lichfield City Centre.

The trial is taking place between March and August 2023. The aim of the trial is to determine whether the proposed pedestriaisation could make Lichfield city centre safer for shoppers, workers and visitors, reduce air pollution, and promote sustainable travel.

The Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO)  in Lichfield city centre will restrict vehicles at all times. The roads affected will be:

  • Market Street
  • Tamworth Street
  • Conduit Street
  • Breadmarket Street
  • Bore Street
  • Dam Street, Sandford Street and Bird Street (incorporating existing restrictions at these locations)

Exceptions include loading from 9pm to 12noon for businesses, and access to off-street parking facilities accessed through the city centre trial area.

Prior to the launch of the formal consultation, the council sought informal views of businesses, residents and visitors across the city and district thorugh a series of drop-in sessions.

Formal consultation with residents and businesses is now taking place as part of the ETRO to ensure that pedestrianisation continues to offer the best option for the city centre.  

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

You can give your views at any point during the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) , however we encourage people to give their views as soon as possible. 

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

Pedestrianisation scheme views
Lichfield District Council
District Council House
Frog Lane
WS13 6YU

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

Contact Details

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