Liverpool set to approve Peel/Barratt’s plan for 268 homes

Planning officers in Liverpool have recommended for approval a plan by Peel Holdings and Barratt Homes to build 268 homes near the airport.

In a report they have described the 19-acre scheme, which will front on to Speke Hall Avenue, as a "bespoke choice" of "well-designed" residential accommodation.

"The proposal can be delivered without compromising highway and pedestrian safety, local ecological characteristics and residential amenity, including the impacts on crime and anti-social behaviour."

They are advising councillors to give it a green light at the meeting on November 29 with conditions which include a contribution of £200,000 to open space improvements and £25,000 for public art.

Five nearby residents wrote to the council opposing the proposed development on greenfield land. Some said the land is important to local wildlife and it offers a habitat to barn owls and rare butterflies.

The plans comprise two and three-storey properties, providing two, three and four bedroom family houses.

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Surely there will be some consideration given to the barn owls and the butterflies and some allowance will be made for them? Hopefully in the commitment to the open space?

By Chunky Monkey