Seaforth Homes Final

Family homes planned for Seaforth

One Vision Housing has submitted plans to Sefton Council for low-rise homes at Kings Park, on the former site of two 14-storey towers which proved stubbornly difficult to demolish in 2016.

Churchill House and Montgomery House were scheduled for demolition by explosives at the end of April 2016, but while Churchill came down after two attempts, neighbor Montgomery was left standing and had to be taken down by a crane over the course of 10 days.

Residents from 70 homes in the surrounding area were evacuated as the tower was deemed to be unstable. Demolition contractor J Bryan later went into administration after incurring losses of £600,000.

One Vision Housing is the owner of the site, and at the time of the demolition had no plans to build on the plot, which was left level and turfed over.

The housing association has now outlined its plans for 30 homes on part of the site, in a mix of 21 houses and nine flats of between one and three storeys. The rest of the plot will be landscaped and used as a park and play area, which Sovini, parent group of One Vision, will maintain.

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