Lichfield District Council’s illegal adverts around the Friarsgate site

Lichfield Distrct Council’s illegal adverts next to a Grade 1 Listed Building

I have discovered that the District Council never applied for planning permission for the £23,000 adverts surrounding the hoarding round the Friarsgate site in Lichfield.

They will now have to advertise them in the normal way – as the rest of us are supposed to do.  This means seeking the views of statutory consultees and then assess the principle, visual, heritage [cue civic society they are opposite a grade 1 listed building] and highways impacts.

I don’t think it will be as costly as that other ‘oversight’ the failed sale of open space land in Lichfield at Leyfields and Netherstowe that finally resulted in a £117,900 compensation bill – all because the law was not followed.

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