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Old January 26th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #41
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Oh, and thanks for the info scottm. I for one will be interested in this one.

But it's funny how views like RB's can be developed when you're younger.

I grew up not far from Solihull (but thankfully in Brum) and i hated Solihull then, and hate it even more now! Probably irrational, but that's the way it is.

And let's not digress this into a Solihull discussion.

Lichfield has a special place for me!
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Old January 26th, 2007, 05:46 AM   #42
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Oh, and thanks for the info scottm. I for one will be interested in this one.

But it's funny how views like RB's can be developed when you're younger.

I grew up not far from Solihull (but thankfully in Brum) and i hated Solihull then, and hate it even more now! Probably irrational, but that's the way it is.

And let's not digress this into a Solihull discussion.

Lichfield has a special place for me!
Ha ha,
thats quite funny because im originally from solihull!! I like the place, but again the local residents do seem to have an attitude problem, IMO.

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Old January 26th, 2007, 02:15 PM   #43
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Ha ha,
thats quite funny because im originally from solihull!! I like the place, but again the local residents do seem to have an attitude problem, IMO.
Funny old world eh?

Yes, it's the locals that give me the heeby-jeebys!
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Old January 26th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #44
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Old September 17th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #45
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Inspector boosts Lichfield’s housing supply

Inspector boosts Lichfield’s housing supply

Planning Inspector has raised Lichfield District Council’s housing target by 900 homes, up from 8,700 to 9,600

The increase came about after the evaluation by the Inspector on how the Plan deals with cross boundary provision and recognition that it already contains a substantial level of inward migration.

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Old September 18th, 2013, 03:50 AM   #46
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Six and a half years and a Debenhams has finally opened!

Unfortunately the proposed new shopping complex never materialised, Debenhams merely took over the old T J Hughes store at the top of the precinct...
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Old December 6th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #47
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Lichfield, Friarsgate -Homes, Retail, Restaurants.

Plans have been submitted (15/01365/FULM)to Lichfield City Council for a major regeneration scheme at Birmingham Road in the City Centre.

The proposals will include demolishing a multi-storey car park, garage, some semis, a police station and some retail kiosks.

They will be replaced with a retail-led development of around 15,000 sq m including amongst other things shops, restaurants, cafes, a gym and a cinema, plus a new multi-storey car park, a relocated bus station and a residential element of 82 apartments and 11 townhouses.

The plans have been drawn up by a company called U+I, formerly known as Development Securities PLC.

Lichfield Planning Committee will consider the app in the Spring of 2016.

The website is at www.visitfriarsgate.co.uk
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Old December 7th, 2015, 11:49 AM   #48
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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:40 AM   #49
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I was waiting for someone to start a thread for this!

It's great news for Lichfield; it's the largest piece of development in a generation, and has been on the cards for ten years now. The difference this time is that I think the funding is in place. The visuals look pretty high quality, and remind me of the Solihull Touchwood extension.







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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:44 AM   #50
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... But, I do think it's a shame that plans don't include redevelopment of the council offices just behind, which are dated and warren-like. It's also a shame that plans don't include the station over the road, which needs a new pedestrian crossing and proper public realm.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 02:19 AM   #51
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I think its great for Lichfield. No doubt there'll be a few naysayers who would rather keep a dilapidated Ford garage, bus station, police station and MSCP instead.

The pedestrian and road traffic routes need some real thought though, I know there is a contribution due from the developer to improve them but the roads around this area are an absolute nightmare at the moment and this most certainly will not improve matters.
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Old April 16th, 2016, 09:56 PM   #52
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Assume things from Lichfield, Staffordshire can go in here?


There is a new fire station building on Birmingham Road in Lichfield. Not sure when it was built. Looks nice.











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Old April 17th, 2016, 02:21 AM   #53
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It was finished about a month ago Ell.

Whilst you were in Lichfield, did you manage to snap the development next to the library, called Chapter House? I'm utterly astounded it ever got passed. Terrible adaption and extension to the only remnants of the original 500-year-old bishops lodging, the site of the new buildings are also probably on old foundations of the original ancient buildings. I remember when the library was a school and right where they're building now there was an old stone arch that was part of the ancient buildings, probably been torn down now. Utterly criminal.

Link to the wiki article on the Friary in the same area, showing the lodging that's being adapted for apartments: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franci...ary,_Lichfield
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Old April 17th, 2016, 10:56 AM   #54
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I tried to take the new Premier Inn. Would have got a full shot at ground level, but was too many cars going past.



One from the Franciscan Friary ruins




I also went on the spire climb in St Mary's in the Market Square. Have yet to put those on my Flickr.

But they are on my Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ellr.brown/...=3&pnref=story
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Old April 17th, 2016, 11:00 AM   #55
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Since I didn't take it in 2012, I took some photos yesterday of the Lichfield Garrick Theatre (built 2003)



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The former Angel Croft Hotel on Beacon Street in Lichfield.

It is being converted into seven apartments. More info here http://www.angelcroftlichfield.co.uk/





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Cheers Ell.
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Old April 17th, 2016, 09:35 PM   #58
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No problemo Jay!


After a vehicle crashed into a railway bridge the other day, the one on St John Street looked ok (from both sides). No signs of damage.

Just got my Spire Climb pics to put up soon. And will check which of those pics that I will post here.
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Look forward to your spire pics.

Yeah, the St John Street bridge regularly gets hit by complacent truck drivers. A few times a year I'd guess.
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Other than a dark patch on the right, it looked ok. The Low Bridge on Upper St John Street, Lichfield.

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