Second round of consultation for Moreton
Development partnership Wirral Growth Company is seeking feedback on revised plans, which include a Lidl store, housing and an extra care scheme.
One of the main changes is a reduction in the size of Lidl’s car park to the rear of the library, with the land now earmarked for outdoor community use, such as an allotment, garden or orchard.
The land concerned lies between Pasture Road and Knustford Road. Along with the supermarket, plans include 46 homes, some of which will be affordable, a 75-bedroom extra care scheme and improved library facilities.
Additional landscaped outdoor space is now proposed as part of the library improvement works. Proposals include outdoor seating, table tennis, a performance area, sensory garden, summer house and multi-use sports area.
To make sure traffic along Knutsford Road is kept to a minimum, only eight of the proposed new homes will be accessed via this route, with the other 37 houses served by a new access from Pasture Road.
Wirral Growth Company is a 50:50 joint venture partnership between Wirral Council and national urban regenerator, Muse Developments.
Mike Horner, development director at Muse Developments and director of Wirral Growth Company, said: “We received over 600 feedback forms from the first round of consultation in Moreton, in addition to the verbal feedback from the virtual workshops that we held, and we were really pleased with the level of public engagement.
“We’ve taken the key considerations on board and hope that the revised plans, which include more outdoor and community space, will better suit the needs and expectations of the local community.”
Full details of the proposals are available online. This second consultation will run until 9 March.
Elsewhere, WGC has made progress with its flagship project, the redevelopment of Birkenhead. Contractor Morgan Sindall was apponited last month to deliver a £75m project comprising 150,000 sq ft of offices in two blocks