People are invited to give their opinion on the future of the Birmingham Road site in Lichfield.
The land – comprising land including the bus station, former police station and the palisades site where Tempest Ford once stood – is set for redevelopment since the long-awaited Friarsgate site failed.
Now urban design firm Create Streets is asking visitors to a city center Christmas Fayre to share their thoughts on how the area should be developed and help design the future look of the Birmingham Road site .
A stall will be in place outside Donegal House in Bore Street from midday on Sunday 20 November for residents to get involved.
David Milner, Deputy Director of Create Streets, said:
“We question the current convention of community consultation. We believe the residents who live in Lichfield and know it best and should be involved from the start.
“We are delighted that Lichfield District Council has asked us to play this role in the design of new homes, apartments, business spaces and new streets on the Birmingham Road site.
“This community co-design event is a real opportunity for residents to shape the future of their downtown. Residents will have a say in how the Birmingham Road site looks and functions, and this will feed directly into the design of the proposals.
“Given the beauty of the center of Lichfield, there is a generational opportunity to match its rich character, to make the town more beautiful and to create a first impression of Lichfield, as soon as you step off the train, which we are all proud of .”
David Milner, creating streets
The event comes after Lichfield District Council and Create Streets began working together in June as part of a bid to increase engagement with residents.
Residents were asked to use the Create Communities website to give feedback on their building style preferences and also to record their favorite – and least favorite – places in the city.
. event giving to people chance to have their word say about the plans redevelopment Lichfield