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Falconer Chester Hall is leading on design. Credit: via planning documents

Caro tweaks Baltic Triangle scheme on local plan 

The Liverpool-based developer has lodged revised plans for a 185-apartment development on Brassey Street to bring the scheme in line with the city council’s local plan. 

Caro Developments submitted an application 12 months ago for a 190-flat project on a 1.7-acre site on Brassey Street in the Baltic Triangle. 

Since then, Liverpool City Council has adopted a new local plan and, as a result, Caro has made several changes to ensure the route through the planning process is as smooth as possible. 

The changes include doubling the number of parking spaces to 93, and ensuring all of the flats adhere to nationally described space standards. 

Another revision Caro has implemented is rebalancing the apartment mix. The earlier iteration of the project proposed a majority (59%) of one-bedroom apartments. 

However, the latest version of the scheme features 93 two-bedroom flats and 90 with one bedroom, reflecting a 10% reduction in the number of single-bedroom dwellings. 

This change has been made in response to the local plan, which states that schemes should have a majority of two-bedroom properties.

“The local plan has given form and clarity to the city’s ambitions and we are now able to respond to that with confidence,” said Neil Carlyle, managing director of Caro Developments.

“This is a key site within the Baltic and forthcoming investments in the new underground station, Boxpark and other developments only serve to strengthen the area’s appeal.  I’m looking forward to putting this before the planning committee for their scrutiny and am grateful to the officers at the council for their advice and engagement.”

Falconer Chester Hall is the architect for the scheme and Zerum is advising on planning. 

Caro acquired the site out of receivership in 2020 following the collapse of the previous owner Eloquent Global. 

In 2018, Eloquent won planning consent for a 174-apartment scheme on the site, drawn up by Studio RBA.    

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Inspite of lots of criticism it appears the new city council guidelines are driving up quality , better space standards particularly welcome

By George

Got rid of Unesco then the local plan emerges, Liverpool constantly interfering, if it`s not height it`s now the stigmatising of one-bed flats, failing that it`s insisting that buildings appearances are in keeping with their surroundings and therefore nothing changes.
Just to add to the confusion the council moans about the airport, others don`t like cruise ships, meanwhile the council loves to remind us about their environmental credentials but encourages more parking spaces, and in some areas insist on two parking spaces per household on new developments.

By Anonymous

“doubling…parking spaces to 93”, even though it’s in the city centre, close to good bus routes and about to get an underground railway station.

Liverpool has a strange approach to its “climate emergency” policy. Strangling the airport’s growth, but ‘doubling’ car parking space for new resi!

By CarCritic

Just build anything as long as it qualifies as development. Who cares what it looks like?

By Bixteth boy

Car critic, couldnt agree more. LCC all over – contradictory and full of fluff! What climate emergency?

By cm

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