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E*scape Urbanists designed the initial outline scheme. Credit: via planning documents

West Kirby housing land hits market for £5m

With outline planning permission in place for 39 homes, the nearly seven-acre site off Grange Road is being sold by a private family who have owned the plot for years.

Knutsford-based Brown Rural Chartered Surveyors is marketing the property for the family and will be accepting offers up until noon on 5 September for the land. There is no guide price for the land, but Brown Rural said that it is expecting offers of more than £5m.

The Planning Inspectorate granted planning permission for 39 homes on the site last September, after Wirral Council had rejected the application from Greenfield Estate Trustees the year before.

The reasons for rejection had focussed on the impact the proposal would have on the character of the surrounding area and the fact that the land had been allocated for green space in the then-emerging local plan.

The planning inspector disagreed with these objections, noting that the project could see a potential of 12 much-needed affordable homes brought into the area.

As is, the site comes in several parts. There is the Greenfield section, which has a Victorian home that has been converted into apartments. The Barclays Meadow section includes a two-storey, detached, 1800s house. There are also a series of open fields.

To learn more about the in-place planning permission, use application reference number OUT/22/01305 to search on Wirral Council’s planning portal.

The plans were drawn up by E*scape Urbanists, with assistance from Emery Planning, SCP, Cheshire Woodlands Arboricultural Consultancy, Barnes Walker, Betts Hydro Consulting Engineers, and Heritage Collective.

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By Anonymous

We need greenbelt release. Town planning not town cramming please.

By Local resident

Nearly £130k per plot – yikes!

By Deja

The impact of this new development will have a massive impact on West Kirby, the roads are already gridlocked & this will only make matters worse ! As usual the people who have passed this plan are obviously not from the area.

By Anonymous

West Kirby is a lively town with very few empty shops, the expansion of the population is needed to keep business buoyant. Having a Merseyrail Station is a great resource for the town as people inevitably visit to enjoy the beach and sailing, a pity there isn’t one or two medium sized hotels to encourage people to stay over.

By Anonymous

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