|Posted by ROB on October 18, 2012 at 1:35 PM|
Brookhay Villages and Twin Rivers Park
An upgrade and electrification of the South Staffordshire Line which is currently used for light freight and diversions, is planned which wil extend the Cross-City line between Lichfield and Wychnor.
This comes as part of a future £1 billion development north of Lichfield, which will see Five new villages, 5,000 new homes, watersports centre, three new schools, 3m sqft commericial park with hotel & spar, A38 improvments and a Rail upgrade with new stations.
The development is to be bulit between Fradley and Alrewas with the busness park and aminites built between Alrewas and Barton. Halt stations are planned to serve the villages and business park, which will be linked by a two-minute rail journey. There are also plans s for a railway station at the National Memorial Arboretum.
A new parkway rail station would lie on the junction of the Cross-City route and the Derby to Birmingham Line at Wychnor, providing a public transport link to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.
No timeframe has been suggested for the project, but the developers claim the 5,000 dwellings would generate construction jobs for 20 years. The next phase will involve detailed submissions for Lichfield District Council and Staffordshire Borough Council as they adopt new local plans.