Plans for Leyfields housing development face independent concerns

Considering the above-target deliverance of housing in Lichfield, is it necessary to earmark urban green spaces in Leyfields and Nether Stowe for further housing developments? My answer is no. If only the council showed the same drive towards constructing a viable city centre redevelopment as it does for housing, we might end up with an economically productive commercial sector instead of three hectares of wasteland.

It remains the case that the new houses that have been delivered in recent years have been bereft of supporting commercial infrastructure and services.

Christopher J. Wilkinson

Given the present difficulties in the housing market and the banking sector, an oversupply of housing may contribute to people being trapped in negative equity should the economy worsen. It remains the case that the new houses that have been delivered in recent years have been bereft of supporting commercial infrastructure and services. This has major implications for road congestion, and I note that two new traffic lights have been installed in the vicinity of Burton Road evidently to cope with this mounting problem. The council needs to think more carefully about the externalities of its policies, both good and bad.

https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2020/10/20/council-chiefs-say-figures-number-of-affordable-homes-being-built-in-lichfield-and-burntwood-is-above-target/

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