District design code

Developers on site at a building site

We have been working with BDP, leading design code consultants, since January 2023 to produce a district design code.

Our draft district design code reflects the varied settings of our district and when approved will guide the aesthetics of new developments without enforcing a specific architectural style. 

It aims to set clear guidelines for future building projects, covering aspects such as building height, environmental considerations, and the preservation of our heritage. It encourages thoughtful, high-quality designs that complement our diverse district - from city centres to villages.

Your input has been invaluable throughout the process and we are grateful for everyone's input so far through community workshops, webinars, and previous consultations.

As we come to the end of our consultation period for our new district design code, we are asking residents and businesses to give us their final comments.

How to give your views

You can view a hard copy of the draft design code document and share your views with officers at drop-ins on:

  • Tuesday 21 May, District Council House Reception, Frog Lane, Lichfield – 1pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday 22 May, Burntwood Leisure Centre, High Street, Chasetown – 3pm - 6pm
  • Thursday 23 May, Armitage with Handsacre Village Hall, Shropshire Brook Road, Armitage – 6pm - 7.30pm, which is taking place at the same time as the meet the leader event.
  • Thursday 30 May, Longwood Pub, Deer Park Road, Fazeley – 3pm - 6pm

Additionally, we have online options to submit any thoughts and feedback.

All your feedback will be publicly available and cannot be treated as confidential.

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