Liverpool City Council’s cabinet is being asked to approve a plan to assemble and transfer land earmarked for the new homes as part of two development deals close to Liverpool FC. Tony McDonough reports
A new phase in the regeneration of the area around Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium will see the construction of 85 affordable homes and a row of shops.
Liverpool City Council’s cabinet is being asked to approve a plan to assemble and transfer land earmarked for the new homes as part of two development deals.
They form a part of the wider £260m Anfield regeneration scheme which is bringing more than 500 new homes to the area.
The latest deals is with Keepmoat Homes and Priority Space and will include up to five new shop units facing Walton Breck Road, which is itself undergoing a scheme to create a new high street.
The new houses for sale are a mix of affordable and private sale, energy-efficient two, three and four-bedroom properties with private gardens and off-street car parking, their design in keeping with housing types that have proved a success in earlier phases.
It includes land between Burleigh Road South, Robson Street and Walton Breck Road, where terraced housing and the old Breckfield Primary School once stood.
The site also features a number of roads, including Viceroy Street, Vanguard Street and Vyrnwy Street, which will be remodelled with a landscaped boulevard that will link Robson Street to the stadium.
Councillor Ann O’Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, said: “This newest phase in the comprehensive £260m regeneration of Anfield is a critical piece of the jigsaw in creating a more vibrant and successful community.
“As well as paving the way for a healthy mix of new affordable homes, all with private gardens, we’re also creating new shops and much needed greenspace.
There is much still to be done but this phase marks yet another milestone in our ambitions to create a brighter Anfield for everyone.”
The council, which has already bought most of the land and demolished 275 properties, is also seeking authority to use Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) in case of any contested plots.
If these plans are approved by cabinet, a planning application could be put in later this month and building work could start next May.