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Deanslade Farm, Lichfield

Deanslade Farm - Claypit Lane - Lichfield - Staffordshire

A proposed new mixed-use development of approximately 475 new homes along with a country park, public open space and other community facilities on land known as Deanslade Farm, Lichfield

  • Overview

    Deanslade Farm, Lichfield

    Taylor Wimpey is preparing an outline planning application for the provision of approximately 475 new homes at land known as Deanslade Farm in Lichfield.

    As well as the new homes, the proposals will include a Country Park of up to 16 hectares; a site for a possible new Primary School (1.09 ha); a new employment site for either B1, B2, or B8 (0.5 ha); associated infrastructure including public open space, strategic sports facilities, community allotments; internal roads and paths and sustainable urban drainage systems.

    Ahead of submitting our outline planning application to Lichfield District Council, we held a public exhibition detailing the emerging application proposals for the development at The George Hotel, Bird Street, Lichfield, on Wednesday 3rd June 2015.

    You can download the exhibition boards displayed at the public consultation event by clicking here.

    The public consultation period for our proposed development ended on Wednesday 8th July 2015. All feedback received was taken into consideration and, following the adoption of Lichfield District Council’s Local Plan in 2016, a revised programme for an application submission was devised. We are now preparing to submit our application in summer 2017.

    Prior to submission of our planning application, a leaflet was circulated to the local community to inform people about our proposals. To download a copy of the leaflet, please click here.

  • About the site

    About the site

    The site lies on the southern outskirts of Lichfield and is bordered by Claypit Lane to the west, the A5127 Birmingham Road to the east and the A461 to the north. There is open countryside to the south and west, existing residential to the north, and railway to the east of the site.

    5721 9001 Rev A Residential redline plan-1

  • What's proposed

    Our vision is for a new community that makes the most of its urban and rural setting, with easy access into Lichfield and the surrounding countryside.

    Adjoining the proposed development of approximately 475 new homes would be the new Deanslade Countryside Park, covering an area of about 16 hectares. This will protect the green belt to the south of the city and provide a new, large recreational area easily accessible to residents of the new development as well as the wider community.

    Our proposals also include a potential site for a new primary school, an employment development area and provision of further recreation and open space areas.

    Deanslade Farm - layout plan

    Site considerations

    Land use, landscape and ecology

    The site is predominantly agricultural land of low ecological value. Careful planning and distribution of land uses and landscape features offers an opportunity to strengthen the character and distinctiveness of the ridge and lower slopes, enhance the ecological value of the site and provide for community landscape resources such as allotments.


    Access to the site will need to be designed to maintain the efficiency of flow within the local road network.

    The proposed development will take vehicular access via two locations – Claypit Lane and the A5127 Birmingham Road (western site parcel).


    The site is located in Flood Zone 1 (lowest risk of flooding) and is therefore suitable for residential development.

    Drainage studies are ongoing and the intention is to use Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS), such as ponds and swales.

  • Community

    The development aims to create a new sustainable community with a strong sense of place and identity.

    The landscape setting of Lichfield has been taken into account in the proposals for the site. Views of the city, cathedral and Knowle Hill will be retained, while the development will provide green links/corridors and new infrastructure that will boost living and employment opportunities for local residents.

    As well as the new homes, the development will include the creation of a new country park, a potential site for a new primary school, an employment development area and provision of further recreation and open space areas.

    Affordable housing with a variety of tenures will be provided at the site.

    We will provide a number of financial contributions towards the local community as part of our proposed development, with details of these contributions to be agreed through a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

  • Updates

    Summer 2017 – full planning application expected to be submitted to Lichfield District Council.

    Wednesday 8th July 2015 – public consultation period closed.

    Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – community consultation event held at The George Hotel, Bird Street, Lichfield.