Lichfield city centre regeneration projects

Public realm strategy – public consultation

Our Public Realm Strategy will build on the overall proposals set out in the Lichfield City Centre Masterplan, to further develop a detailed projects for future implementation. We want to cultivate distinctive, local solutions with the people who know the city best, so central to this process is engagement with key stakeholders and the public. We have already held three stakeholder sessions and now want to engage directly with the public to help us to develop city centre-specific concepts, and we would welcome your involvement with this exciting project

We are working with Gleeds Management Services, Austin-Smith:Lord Architects and Hydrock Consulting to develop a strategy that will enable us to provide a distinctive and high quality public realm throughout Lichfield City Centre.

From Monday June 21 to Friday 2 July 2021 we will be consulting with the public on some emerging ideas we want you to have your say on. The consultation has been developed to review specific themes that will be incorporated into our final strategy. These include:

  • 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

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

There are three ways you can get involved:

  • Visit our public display at the Nurture Nest Community Space in the Three Spires shopping centre between 9.30am and 4.30pm from Monday 21 June to Friday 2 July. Officers and consultants will be on hand in the Nurture Nest each weekday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm to answer any questions you may have.
  • Take part in one of our ‘Walk Shops’ On Wednesday 23 June and Tuesday 29 June (as long as it is safe to do so). Neil Chapman, Executive Director for Landscape and Urban Design, from Austin-Smith:Lord, will be taking groups around the areas of the city the public realm strategy work will be focussing on. These sessions are available for a maximum of 15 people and will be booked on a first come first served basis. The sessions will last for 1½ hours and will include a short period for questions and answers. The sessions will take place from: 10.30am – 12noon, 12.30pm – 2pm, and 2.30pm – 4pm. If you would like to book a space on one of the please contact [email protected].
  • You can complete an online questionnaire. The survey will be available online from Monday 21 June and should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.