Liverpool FC has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of the club’s first-team training ground at Melwood into 160 homes.
The application forms part of the club’s plans to bring LFC’s first team and Academy football training operations and facilities together on one site in Kirkby.
LFC said that it recognises that Melwood has played a significant role in the club’s history, but the site is limited in terms of space and is unable to accommodate the club’s ambitions for a new first-class combined training facility.
The planning application is expected to be determined by the council’s planning committee later this year.
If permission is granted, housing developers will be invited to bid to purchase and develop the site.
For more information on the proposals, local residents and businesses are invited to attend a drop-in session which will be held on Monday July 17 at West Derby Golf Club from 3pm until 7pm. There will be an opportunity to view the proposed plans and speak with members of the project team.