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Twenty four bedspaces have been cut. Credit: planning documents

Oldham Place student scheme reduced

Liverpool City Council has signed off alterations to an 11-storey development approved last summer, cutting bedspaces and removing ground floor commercial.

In plans put forward by architect Fold 2, amendments show the addition of a disability access apartment, replacing five ground floor studio flats, with commercial space also removed.

Fold 2 said that discussions with a potential operator had highlighted the awkwardness of the commercial unit as being small and lacking visibility, being on a side road.

The Planning Studio is also advising on the project.

In all, alterations have been made to the scheme that will reduce the overall number of bedspaces from 268 to 244. Of this, 194 will be one-bedroom studios and ten five-bed clusters. The units removed are all studios.

The proposed height of the development has also been reduced, following discussions with LCC’s fire officer.

With these tweaks made, the main entrance can be centralised and the whole ground floor will be on one level.

A Section 106 agreement was completed in June last year, rubber-stamping an approval in principle made by the council in April for the building, which is to be part-eight, part-10 and part-11 storeys tall.

The site, formerly used as a car park, has been subject of a number of applications over the last 20 years.

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Did someone say ‘reduced height?’

By Anonymous

Here we go again, more height reduction, and we all thought LCC was now an open for business , more developer friendly, partner. Since the recent optimism things appear to have gone flat again with little or no substantial planning applications coming through, the proposed Iliad hotel on Duke St is now being prepared for a surface car park, and the old Parr St studios site looks the same. We get no positive news about the Pall Mall offices, and things at the Baltic Triangle are static, including the Mayor’s new train station.

By Anonymous

Just noticed the LCC fire officer recommended the height reduction, it’s 11 floors at its highest, is this the Council’s latest barrier to building high?

By Anonymous

Embarrassing and laughable

By Anonymous

It should be max 6 stories in this area

By You’ve had your fun, now listen

Commercial should have been kept. Would’ve made a great square with some cafes and bars.

By Anonymous

@Feb 15, 7.39pm I think you are on the wrong forum, PNW is about development not hindering it, if your idea of a big city is to limit buildings to a height of 6 floors then the building industry in this country won’t survive and land availability will dry up.

By Anonymous

Why does LCC restrict height to fit with the existing buildings when most if them require demolition?
Plan for the future.
Have a framework for redeveloping areas with taller buildings.
They don’t all have to be more than 30 storeys, but they can be at least 50% taller than they are gaining planning permission now.
LCC shoukd show some ambition and foresight and do their jobs properly.

By Anonymous

Oldham Place is taking shape but how much has been hindered , or helped, by the City Council dragging matters out here. In years gone by Liverpool City Council had a planning department that did what it said on the tin, ie come up with large scale plans that benefitted whole districts, when all that seems to happen now is just reactive either by refusing or accepting individual planning applications. Whereas Manchester is redeveloping whole districts LCC sits back and waits for things to happen,even though we have a Head of Planning and a councillor overseeing Development. There are areas in the city centre that have been derelict for decades with no sign of any plans or ideas to improve them, luckily Oldham Place is improving but we need more information from the council as to what is happening elsewhere.

By Anonymous

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