A proposal for 39 houses and 12 apartments to be built in Mossley Hill is set for consent at Liverpool City Council’s planning committee on 14 February.
The 13-acre site fronts onto Harthill Road, and is made up of the land around listed Victorian villa Beechley and its associated buildings, which include stables and a summer house.
Redrow Homes has submitted the proposal to build 39 houses, with between one and three bedrooms, and the conversion of the Beechley house, stables, and summer house into 12 apartments, all with associated parking.
The application is part of the Strategic Housing Delivery Partnership, a joint venture between Liverpool City Council, Redrow Homes and Liverpool Mutual Homes that expects to see the building of 1,500 new homes over a five-year period.
In spite of the objections raised by local residents as well as organisations such as Harthill Allotment Association, Calderstones School, Campaign to Protect Rural England, The Allerton Priory Environment Association and The Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park, the plan has been recommended for approval subject to a legal agreement.
Objections that were raised were primarily concerned with pedestrian safety, potential environmental impact and the preservation of heritage.