New residential area planned for the Wirral

Wirral Council planners have now given the go ahead for a project that will restore an area of the community devastated by a gas blast in 2017. The resulting explosion reduced multiple properties to rubble, but the council’s recent approval will see the New Ferry location transformed with a retail space and almost 80 residences.

Professional architects on the Wirral, using local knowledge, can draft plans for homes that suit the existing urban landscape. Designing using this approach is not only considerate of owners of existing properties nearby, but beneficial to obtaining a green light for planning.

With outline permission granted, the council is now able to purchase properties and land within the area that are still owned privately. It then intends to attract interest from property developers and advance its plans to rehabilitate the urban location.

Pat Hackett of Wirral Council commented:

“New Ferry is one of the council’s major priorities and has been ever since that devastating night in March 2017. It has been, however, a very complex process to get to the position we are now in, which is a significant milestone for the redevelopment plans.”

The properties predominantly impacted by the 2017 incident were on Boundary Road. A spokesperson for the council commented that the local authority now wished to strike deals with the derelict buildings’ owners, but could also make purchase orders compulsory in certain cases.

The new scheme aims to construct a mix of houses with two to three bedrooms, as well as apartments with one to two bedrooms.

Posted by Mark
September 28, 2020

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