I note that a planning application has been submitted to Lichfield District Council concerning Highfield Farm, Chasewater. This is the tumbledown collection of buildings on Pool Road, Brownhills, just south of the M6 Toll, empty and abandoned for the past couple of years.
The application has reference number 10/00872/FUL, and can be viewed by visiting Lichfield Council’s planning search pages. There don’t seem to be any drawings or documentation online yet, but it looks like the plan is to demolish the crumbling building and start afresh.
Application Nº: 10/00872/FUL
Applicant Mr P Haynes & Miss N Buckler
Highfield Farm Pool Road
Proposal Demolition of existing farm house and associated out buildings and erection of a new 3 bedroom detached dwelling and triple car garage
Since the site is currently derelict, and of little historical or aesthetic merit, I can’t see any problem with the proposal. Like its namesake in Walsall Wood, now a rather attractive, quirky bungalow, I suspect the days of this old farmhouse may too be numbered.
I suggest anyone wishing to take a photographic record gets up there sharpish.
That’s a shame, I like this fine old farmhouse. The building is in a prominent position and if it were restored would add a lot to the reservoir approach.
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