Liverpool City Region secures £15m brownfield funds

Nine projects have been shortlisted to receive the funds, which will go towards site remediation.

The £15m comes from the government’s Brownfield Land Fund. It was announced by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities in the Levelling Up White Paper. The money is in addition to the £45m the combined authority had already received to add to the region’s housing supply.

The combined authority will be deciding exactly which projects will be awarded the funding at a meeting on Friday. The shortlisted schemes are:

  1. Grammont Group’s Dock Road South project at Bromborough in Wirral, which will build 500 homes. Requested: £4.9m
  2. Knowsley Council’s Huyton Town Centre project, which will build 200 homes. Requested: £3m
  3. Torus’s Stanley Dock project in Liverpool, which will build 195 homes. Requested: £2.9m
  4. Laidrah’s Springfield Gardens project in Alder Hey, which will build 182 homes. Requested: £2.5m
  5. Ion Property Developments and Torus 62’s Taskers project off Wavertree Road in Liverpool, which will build 149 homes. Requested: £2.2m
  6. Cobalt’s Showcase/Stonedale project, which will build 146 homes. Requested: £2.2m
  7. Wirral Growth Company’s project on the former Foxfield School Site in Moreton, which will build 68 homes. Requested: £1m
  8. Knowsley Council’s North Huyton Phase 5 project, which will build 300 homes. Requested: £1m
  9. Livv Housing’s Lickers Lane project in Knowsley, which will build 26 homes. Requested: £300,000

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said having new homes was important to building a prosperous community. He explained how brownfield funding can help with that while also aiding the region in meeting its sustainability goals.

“By specifically targeting brownfield sites, we can help to turn once-forgotten areas back into thriving communities – and help to protect more of our green spaces,” he said.

“We’ve already made great strides to achieve this ambition, having committed £45 million to build around 3,500 new homes across the city region, and we’ll be using this additional funding to build a thousand more.”

Cllr Graham Morgan, portfolio holder for housing and spatial framework with the combined authority, echoed his words.

“Building on brownfield sites is crucial to our ambitions to tackle the housing shortage by building a great choice of high-quality homes across the Liverpool City Region,” Morgan said.

“We have more than 400 sites in total with enough space for 28,000 homes.  We need to ensure that, across the city region, we are building high-quality homes to suit everyone.”

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Design should be one of the key factors when awarding these funds, there are too many off-the-peg type suburban boxes being built that look very boring.
The Torus project near Stanley Dock looks a good design so hoping other schemes have similar flair about them.
As a thought on Torus, their scheme in the Baltic Triangle appears to have stalled, is this some finance problem ,or Crossfield who I think is the contractor.

By Anonymous

The Torus scheme by the leeds Liverpool Cana looks the sort of quality scheme we need in the city ….let’s have more

By Anonymous

We also need more affordable bungalow’s for the elderly, its not all about fancy dan apartments.

By Mary Woolley

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