Wirral Business Park Bellway
The existing buildings will be demolished under plans approved in March

Bellway unlocks Greasby resi development

Dan Whelan

Housebuilder Bellway has acquired Wirral Business Park in Greasby, a village in Wirral, for an undisclosed sum, enabling it to start building 127 homes on the site. 

The 15-acre plot, sold by investment and development firm Blue Mantle Property, forms part of the wider Arrowe Brook Road industrial estate comprising three adjoining complexes. 

Under Bellway’s plans, the existing 150,000 sq ft warehouse and accompanying office buildings is to be demolished to make way for the homes. 

A total of 25 of the units will be designated as affordable while the remaining 102 will be for private sale, according to plans approved in March. 

Wirral Council gave Bellway the green light despite the site being allocated as employment space. The authority said “the prospects of the premises being able to attract other employment uses in the longer term cannot be entirely ruled out”, but decided to permit Bellway’s plans. 

Pegasus is the planning consultant and architect for the development, which will be known as Arrowe Brook Park. 

Under the conditions of the planning approval, Bellway will make a total of £84,000 in section 106 contributions, including £63,500 towards the improvement of public open space and £20,500 towards highways. 

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25 properties are going to be affordable on this housing development.

By Darren born bred.

As local residents, we would like to know when work is due to start on this estate and will improvements be made to the road system, leading to this planned estate, there is a narrow stretch of road over the brook, at the start of Arrowe Brook Road, with a narrow pavement, which is a danger to pedestrians, especially with an expected greater amount residents, the pavement is not wide enough to take Parents with Children and Buggies or Disabled people in wheelchairs. It is only wide enough for one person to walk along.

By Mrs Irwin

I agree with the below comment that the stretch of pavement detailed is hazardous. Particularly due to the speed of cars passing by. I feel very anxious every time I walk there with my children. More local residents would increase the risk of an accident there. Please can there be some improvement to safety there? Thanks

By Jennifer Taylor

New homes in West Wirral. Rarer than hens teeth. Excellent, well done Bellway.

By Local boy