Rock Ferry Homes
The extra care facility will provide 24-hour care for elderly residents

Bellway and Torus to deliver Wirral homes

Dan Whelan

Wirral is in line for an additional 450 homes, including 189 at a site bought from the council for £2m, in a pair of projects due to be brought forward this year.

A total of 443 homes across the two projects are recommended for approval by Wirral’s planning committee next week.

Housing provider Torus will bring a £30m affordable housing project to a 20-acre site in Rock Ferry, which was the site of a former high school.

Designed by Pozzoni, the scheme will see the grade two-listed Ravenswood Hall converted into eight apartments and the construction of an extra care facility, which is targeted at the elderly, made up of 102 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

The project also features a range of house types which includes two-, three- and four-bedroom offers in addition to bungalows.

Of the 189 homes, 166 are offered at affordable rent while the remainder are available as part of a shared ownership scheme.

The site was once occupied by Rock Ferry High School which closed its doors in 2011 before being demolished five years later.

The planner for the project is Mosaic Town Planning.

Elsewhere in Wirral, a 257-home Bellway scheme on the site of the former Burton Biscuits factory off Pasture Road, Moreton, is primed for approval.

Burtons submitted the full application, having received hybrid planning consent for a development of up to 300 homes in January 2018.

SATPLAN is planning consultant, APD has drawn up detailed designs, Pozzoni was the architect for the hybrid application.

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What is the definition of affordable rent?

By MauriceByrne

MauriceByrne – The definition of affordable rent is provided in the National Planning Policy Framework, Annex 2: Glossary, section a) under ‘Affordable housing’.

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Make sure the are affordable for our children to buy

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