“I urge as many residents of Lichfield – and those who regularly visit Lichfield – to respond to Lichfield District Council’s survey on how they would like to see Lichfield look over the coming years” says Michael Fabricant.
“I receive letters from constituents with their vision of how they would like to see Lichfield develop. I pass these on to the appropriate local government bodies who have responsibility for these issues, but now it’s time to pass ideas on in a systematic way.
“The Council is currently developing a strategy and everyone can provide input by completing the questionnaire at
“More information can be found at
“Lichfield already has beautiful parks and lakes and we don’t want to spoil that. But I believe the central core of the city could become far more attractive with pedestrianisation – provided adequate parking is provided close by for disabled residents – with more planting of trees and shrubs in the City centre, an imaginative approach the more modern and unattractive buildings in Market Street, plans to develop the Birmingham Road shopping and residential area, and a total rethink about the huge Bird Street (‘Woolworths’) parking space opposite the Cathedral. Wouldn’t it be possible to have an underground car park instead and landscape the surface to provide an attractive vista across Minster Pool? And we need a cinema in the City too but it should be in keeping with our architectural heritage! Redevelopment has been done elsewhere without cheap construction methods and employing slabs of concrete. It can be done here too.
“Lichfield has a beautiful city centre, but it could be so much more so. Now there is a real opportunity to share your ideas with the District Council who will make these planning decisions and will have to implement them. I hope as many people as possible will contribute to the Council’s survey” adds Michael.