Council backs Granby vision

Liverpool City Council has agreed a three-year deal with Liverpool Mutual Homes and Plus Dane Group to refurbish 95 in the Granby Four Streets.

LMH and Plus Dane will tackle vacant properties in Beaconsfield Road, Cairns Street, Ducie Street and Jermyn Street.

Separately, the Granby Community Land Trust, set up by local residents, will refurbish 10 properties in Cairns Street. The Northern Alliance Housing Co-op plans to refurbish a further five properties, also in Cairns Street.

The £14m regeneration programme is expected to include house sales for £1 under the council's new Homes for a Pound scheme aimed at bringing empty properties back into use.

Funding is now in place from Cluster of Empty Homes and Empty Homes Round 2 grants, and from the Registered Housing Providers. In addition the CLT and Co-op have secured private finance and Nationwide Foundation funding for the delivery of their schemes.

The proposals will bring at least 110 properties back into use by 2015, including 99 vacant council-owned properties.

Many of the streets in Granby, on the edge of Toxteth, have been boarded up for decades.
A procurement process is now underway to appoint a private sector partner to work with the council to develop proposals for a refurbishment and new-build scheme on cleared land on the south side of Ducie Street.

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Brilliant news. This should have happened over in the Welsh Streets, but still, an outcome of 110 refurbished homes is fantastic and will hopefully set a precedent


this is much needed. Granby has been largely forgotten for too long by public agencies and Anne O’Byrne deserves great credit for moving this forward.

By John Brown

Hooray! Excellent news…more of the same please. Liverpool has so many buildings with so much potential for family homes….

By Northener

Nice area. Great news!

By Minna

Yes great news and I agree what a shame didn’t do this with Welsh streets. About time and all breaks my heart to see such fantastic houses currently abandoned.

By Annie Baines

Don’t forget Dorothy Kuya and the pivital impact her struggle had on this outcome.

By 5Truth,Justic the UK Way

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