Consultation to start on Ten Streets framework

A report will go to Liverpool City Council’s cabinet next Friday seeking approval for the draft Ten Streets Spatial Regeneration Framework to go out to public consultation.

The SRF presents a vision, illustrative masterplan, and a set of design and development principles to guide the creative industries-focused development of the 125-acre former dockland site over the next 15 to 20 years and its surrounding areas.

A six-week long public consultation is expected to begin in early October, and following feedback the framework is expected to return to Cabinet in December for approval and formal adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document.

This will assist in the determination of all future planning applications and any potential use of the compulsory purchase orders, both within the district itself and surrounding areas, as the overall SRF area includes six distinct buffer zones running from Leeds Street in the south to the land adjacent to Bramley Moore Docks in the north.

HOW Planning and architect shedkm are working with the city on the framework, which is proposing controls on height of new development, with the proposal that no new buildings be built above eight storeys. It is also proposed that affordable rents within the Ten Streets district are protected.

Joe Anderson, Liverpool’s city mayor, said: “Ten Streets is a long term project but we need to get the right foundations in place. This new framework document will no doubt be of huge interest to everyone who wants to see the transformation of this part of north Liverpool and the public consultation will be critical to shaping its direction.”

The Ten Streets vision was launched earlier this year, with “ten big ideas” as the central theme. Neil Lucas, partner at HOW Planning, said: “This is a key stage in what is an ambitious and important project that will contribute significantly to the ongoing evolution of the North Docks area, and create a new vibrant destination within the city.”

Hazel Rounding, director of shedkm, said: “We’re really excited to be part of the strategic thinking on how the future of the city will shape itself and knit in to its existing fabric and World Heritage assets; informing the tone of the Architecture of the city moving forwards.”

Other key partners in the Ten Streets scheme also include Harcourt Developments, owner of Stanley Dock.

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Great news, when completed this will surely promote Liverpool to the top in terms of digital know how and development.

By Tony da techie

Its good to read that they hope to impose planning restrictions to new builds,given that Peel where proposing a 55story tower just over regent road..

Although as an entirely creatives business, heritage warehouse owner AND resident im appalled by the lack of engagment from the city council. Furthermore the sustained claim that this area is abandoned and forgotten. Quite the opposite, there’s so many creative businesses already trading here, had the council taken time to survey the “10 streets” the February press release would have been much richer for it, they would have found the areas already named ‘Northshore’ by the community, as per heritage maps from the council arcives.

We are beginning to suspect this development has little to do with creative commerce or heritage but the councils relationship with Peel and Harcourt holdings. . .

By F. Ryall

Running parallel to any structural changes and development it is essential that both in the short term and long term the aesthetic view needs attention. The explosion in graffiti in the last twelve months is very off putting and must give a poor impression to potential investors and visitors especially considering the short distance between the Liver buildings and the Titanic hotel. The road surface along Regent road in places makes traffic weave side to side to avoid the pot holes.

By Dermot Kelly

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