PLANNING | Redrow’s Allerton Priory homes refused

Liverpool City Council has rejected Redrow Homes’ plans for 160 houses at Allerton Priory. Iliad Group’s 200 apartments at Baltic Triangle were approved.

Allerton Priory

Redrow Allerton Priory Layout

Redrow’s residential scheme on a 33.4-acre site at the Allerton Priory Estate was refused on grounds including the impact on wildlife and loss of trees and the adverse effect on the setting of the grade-two listed Allerton Priory and Priory Lodge. Objections were received from 194 individuals and organisations and five petitions were submitted.

Turley was planning adviser to Redrow Homes.

Baltic Triangle

Songbird Blundell Street

Iliad Group’s scheme of 200 apartments aimed at families, on a cleared site bounded by Simpson Street and Blundell Street, was approved. The development will include two- and three-bedroom flats across two blocks of between seven and nine storeys. There will be 4,000 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floor.

Songbird, an Iliad special purpose vehicle, is the applicant behind the project. The Planning Studio advised on the proposal. The architect is Tim Groom Architects.

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The block of flats is aimed at families yet it is being built next to a music venue? No conditions regarding sound proofing the flats. Very poor planning decision, which will have an adverse effect on successful businesses in the night time economy that operate nearby. It would be much better to see further commercial buildings being built in this area.

Great news about Allerton Priory though.

By J

Can’t helping thinking that had Redrow submitted this under the JV they have with the local authority it would be a very different outcome. Allerton Priory should have been approved. It’s land that is never used other than for anti social behaviour and would have created a good type of housing that is much in demand in south Liverpool. I am intrigued to understand the rationale for rejecting this yet approving Sefton Park Meadows. No doubt Redrow will have the same questions for LCC.


Do Redrow produce “good type” housing though or just the same ticky tacky boxes as every other then British house builder?

By A Waterhouse (decd)

I’m no fan of new build, but when you look at the size of the properties they built nearby at New Heys I wouldn’t call them boxes. The rate at which they sold would also suggest quite a lot of folk did think they were a “good type”. Some people in this city seem to have the in built moaning gene heavily ingrained in them and prefer dereliction (which this site is by the way) over progress.


Dear CMW – if you lived in a Redrow house I don’t think you would say it would give a ‘good type of housing’ given that they don’t really have a site set up. Just sub contractors – people who buy the houses don’t really appreciate this until living in them! The New Heys site or ‘Calderstones Grange’ is an example. Yes agree if had done it under JV they probably would have got – but I don’t think its right.

By Bob Dawson

The Allerton Priory news is the best news I have had all week!

By Mary Smiley

J – Apparently they want Kitchen St to pay for sound proofing.

By Liv1

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