PLANNING | Allerton golf project heads Liverpool agenda

A waterfront residential tower, long-awaited development at Maro’s Brunswick Quay and a “premier golf destination” are among items set to be approved in Liverpool.

The city council’s planning committee meets on Tuesday 8 September with a packed agenda, which also includes more than 200 homes by Persimmon at a former dockers club and playing fields site.

The £15m proposals for Allerton Manor include the renovation of the grade two-listed manor house and conversion to a boutique hotel and spa; along with the reconfiguration of courses, the addition of a clubhouse and adventure golf in what the developer described as “first class public golf facilities”. The course was municipally run until 2014, when it was leased to the applicant.

Green Circle managing director Yvonne Jackson said: “Liverpool City Council and Green Circle have created a pioneering partnership that has enabled us to deliver private sector investment and commercial expertise to transform a valued public asset whilst ensuring the principle of affordable golf for all. These plans are the culmination of a five- year investment programme and will realise our vision to provide first class public golf facilities, expand opportunities for participation and restore the heritage and fabric of this historic site.”     

Recommended for approval

Patagonia Place, Liverpool Waters

Patagonia Place, Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters

Falconer Chester Hall is the architect behind the scheme

Developer: Peel L&P and Your Housing Group

Architect: Falconer Chester Hall

Planner: Arup

Apartments: 278

Storeys: 31

Fresh plans for Patagonia Place, at Plot A06, William Jessop Way, were submitted in May. The tower is to be owned and operated by YHG, under an arrangement with Peel. Vermont is lined up to build the scheme, with FCH replacing Brock Carmichael since the project’s instigation. Patagonia Place forms part of a trio of Liverpool Waters towers, with Moda’s The Lexington, which topped out in August, and Peel/Regenda’s Plaza 1821 already on site.

Brunswick Quay

Brunswick Quay 2

The plans see four blocks of varying height at the dockside site

Developer: Maro

Architect: Fletcher Rae

Planner: Roman Summer Associates

Apartments: 552

Storeys: 7 to 12

Maro won a consent for a futuristic tower at Brunswick, at the south end of the dock system, 15 years ago, but the plans were thrown out by then-Secretary of State Ruth Kelly. This latest proposals for the site came forward in 2018. In addition to the apartments, the proposals include 7,000 sq ft of ground floor retail and leisure, 307 car parking spaces and 552 cycle parking spaces. There will be 331 two-bedroom apartments, 193 one-bedroom apartments and 28 three-bedroom apartments.

Allerton Manor Golf Club

Pavilion View Allerton Manor

The proposed pavilion and club shop

Developer: Green Circle Estates

Architect: RGP Architects

Planner: Roman Summer Associates

Heritage advisor: Graeme Ives Heritage

The plans for the club, based on Allerton Road, Woolton, come from Michael Hanlon’s Green Circle, which previously built up Formby Hall Golf Club before selling to CS Hotels. Along with the upward and rearward extension of the manor house – described as dilapidated and at risk – create a 31-bed boutique hotel, spa and conference facility, the project includes reconfiguring Allerton Manor’s existing 18 and 9-hole courses to championship standard, with new driving range and putting area; a partially submerged pavilion/club house with shop and changing facilities; indoor teaching facilities, and a new adventure golf course.

Former Edinburgh Park Dockers Club

Dockers Club Persimmon

The site is accessed from Townsend Lane

Developer: Persimmon Homes North West

Advisor: FPCR Environment & Design

Planner: Turley

Homes: 232

The 12-acre site is in the Anfield area and is accessed from Townsend Lane, and is currently occupied by a two-storey social club at the front with football pitches to the rear, which are on longer available to the public. Persimmon intends to build out 231 homes, mostly in two-storey housing, with the plans including three three-storey blocks of flats. Sport England initially objected but said it is satisfied wit the scheme subject to contributions towards local sports facilities.

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