Artist Impression Of Ackers Hall Avenue

Lovell targets January start for Foundations development

Lovell Partnerships has submitted detailed plans for more than 100 houses in the Yew Tree area of Liverpool, close to Queens Drive, on behalf of the city council’s housing organisation Foundations.

The project is the first to come forward under the banner of Foundations, billed as Liverpool’s ethical housing company, Birkenhead-based Lovell having been appointed in June on the development.

The Yew Tree scheme is to include 107 homes located between Denford Road, Ackers Hall Avenue and Dunchurch Road, on a cleared site formerly occupied by council housing.

Subject to consent, the housing will be delivered in two phases, and will include 56 two-bedroom houses, 43 three-bedroom houses, four four-bedroom houses and four two-bedroom bungalows. The houses will be available for rent and sale, including a number of affordable properties.

If approved, Lovell’s construction team aims to start construction by January 2019. The first phase of homes would be built by 2020 and the second phase by 2022.

Foundations, a flagship policy for city mayor Joe Andersonthat aims to deliver 10,000 homes over the next decade, has been established to build homes that will cater for specific groups including foster carers, large families, the elderly and people with a disability.

Frank Hont, chairman of Foundations, said: “We’re very pleased to see that plans are progressing for this exciting development for the Denford Road area, which we hope will help to change the lives of hundreds of families across north Liverpool.

“These proposals are the first of a number of housing projects that Foundations will be delivering over the coming years, creating modern and spacious places to live and helping to transform communities across our city with quality, affordable homes.

“As we continue to move forward with our plans, we’re looking forward to working closely with the surrounding community to make this scheme a great success and create real change for the Yew Tree neighbourhood.”

Bruce Lister, project manager at Lovell Partnerships, said: “We’ve listened closely to the local community prior to submitting the planning application and their views have been essential is helping us to shape the final proposals.

“We’ll continue to build on this partnership to ensure community is kept at the heart of the project and we’re looking forward to working with Foundations to deliver this major development for the people of Yew Tree.”

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