An outline planning application has been submitted for housing and retail on land off Lichfield Road
Earlier this month an outline planning application was submitted to Stafford Borough Council. The application is seeking planning permission for a mix of housing and 5 retail units.
The application has been submitted by WW Planning on behalf of Chris Jarram Developments Ltd.
The land in question is situated to the north of the F Watson & Sons scrap metal yard. The site wraps around the back of plum tree cottage and the Smarty’s day nursery with the plan incorporating the lay-by and surrounding land towards the train tracks. As noted in the application the site is outside of Stone’s settlement boundary to the east.
The supporting documentation for the plan is made up of differing property numbers however the application itself states 29 residential properties for the development. There currently aren’t any further details provided on the type of dwellings that are proposed.
The retail development will include 31 car parking spaces including 3 accessible and 4 parent and child spaces.
The retail units are made up of one 418.1 sq.m unit and four 92.9 sq.m units making a total of 5.
The larger retail unit has been designated as a small convenience store whilst the 4 smaller units are being proposed for classes A1/A2/A3/A5 and D1. The supporting retail assessment states:
“It is anticipated that these smaller units will be occupied by a range of uses which may include cafes, hot food takeaways (providing a grab and go offer along Lichfield Road), services such as hair salons, dentist, veterinary practice and other similar operator “
The proposal states that the development could yield 15 full time and 20 part time jobs across the retail units.
Full details of the plan can be found on the Stafford Borough Council planning portal
What is an outline planning application? An Outline Planning application is generally used to find out, at an early stage, whether or not a proposal is likely to be approved by the planning authority, before any substantial costs are incurred. This type of planning application allows fewer details about the proposal to be submitted.