Liverpool City Council is set to approve the first phase of its housing development programme, bringing forward 17 brownfield sites across the city for residential projects.
The Liverpool Housing Partnership is delivering the programme, which aims to provide 1,500 new homes and bring a further 1,000 back into use. The partners include Redrow, Wilmott Dixon, Liverpool Mutual Homes and the council.
Redrow will provide a range of private sale executive homes and will identify and acquire land to enhance the council’s own development sites, Wilmott Dixon is the contractor, while LMH will develop affordable housing by investing its own funding and by attracting grant funding and also seek to bring 1,000 empty properties back into use. The council will provide strategic planning and housing need information.
The first tranche of the programme has been recommended to Liverpool City Council’s cabinet on Friday 27 November for approval. This is made up of 17 separate schemes across the city delivering 600 homes, including 360 for affordable rent and 240 executive homes. There will be 580 new-build properties and 71 refurbished.
The approval will see the director of regeneration and employment services granted authority to dispose of some of the sites to Liverpool Mutual Homes for less than best consideration, meaning below market value, and a budget of £695,000 allocated for demolition costs.
The council estimates that the first phase will bring £97m of private investment into Liverpool, and will generate £7.4m of capital receipts which will be used to build more affordable homes.
The 17 sites which are due to be delivered by the beginning of 2020 are:
- Leighton Dene – 40 homes, scheduled for completion in January 2017, at the planning application stage
- Holly Lodge – 60 homes, completion July 2019, planning
- Redbridge & Bankview – 60 homes, completion July 2019, planning
- Tetlow Street – 16 homes, November 2016 completion, planning
- Former Larkhill Library – 8 homes, October 2016 completion, planning
- Former Central Tin Factory – 45 homes, Sept 2017 completion, planning
- Everton Road – 10 homes, December 2016 completion, planning
- Eldon Grove – 45 homes, December 2018 completion, at the feasibility stage
- Acrefield Road – 12 homes, July 2018 completion, feasibility
- Watergate School – 21 homes, May 2017 completion, on site
- Banks Road – 100 homes, September 2019 completion, feasibility
- Lower Lee – 19 homes, June 2017 completion, feasibility
- Palmerston – 26 homes, September 2018, feasibility
- Edge Lane – 100 homes, December 2019 completion, feasibility
- Marwood Towers – 81 homes, September 2017, on site
- Normanton Avenue – 8 homes, December 2017, planning
- Land off Harthill Road – Amount of homes to be confirmed, March 2020 completion, currently masterplanning
The site of two former schools in Fazakerley is also set to be the location of a 60-home development as part of the programme.
A planning application submitted by Redrow Homes covers a 6.5-acre site which was formerly occupied by Redbridge and Bank View High Schools, off Sherwood’s Lane.