Bellway brings next phase of Wavertree housing forward

Bellway Homes and Liverpool City Council have started public consultation with residents and businesses over the next phase of new housing in the Edge Hill district.

Phase two of Williamson Place will cost £18.5m and contain nearly 150 units on land bounded by Wavertree Road, Marmaduke Street, Gladstone Road and Dorothy Drive.

A public event is being held on Wednesday 5 September, between 2pm and 5.30pm at the Job Bank on Tunnel Road.

The majority of the properties will be three-bed and four-bed houses, with the remaining 25% made up of bungalows and two-beds. All will have off-street car parking and gardens.

The city council's cabinet member for housing, Cllr Ann O'Byrne, said: "The completion of the first phase of the Williamson Place scheme has brought a huge boost to Edge Hill, with an influx of new residents living alongside the existing community in modern, well-designed, energy-efficient homes. I'm delighted that we are now bringing forward plans for phase two of the scheme.

"It's vital we continue to work closely with the community and our partners to ensure that the plans are guided by local people and complement wider regeneration proposals for the neighbourhood.

"I would urge as many local people as possible to come along to this public event, find out about more about our proposals for the area and let us know what they think."

The first phase of the Williamson Place scheme, containing 164 units, is due to be completed in spring 2013.

The scheme is the sixth housing development in the Wavertree area under the council's long-term housing renewal programme. As well as Bellway, the council is working with Lovell, Riverside Housing and the Homes & Communities Agency in Wavertree.

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