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The Regenda Group has had plans approved for 43 homes in New Ferry. Credit: planning docs

Wirral greenlights 43 homes

Housing association The Regenda Group will deliver the development on the former Woodhead Street car park off New Chester in New Ferry.

The proposed development for the 4.5-acre site will provide a range of homes which will be 100% affordable. M&Y Maintenance and Construction are leading the build

A housing mix will comprise of one- and two- bed residential apartments alongside two-, three-, and four-bedroom houses. All houses will be provided with private rear gardens and car parking spaces.

Every single property will be available for either affordable rent or affordable home ownership, with 10 apartments and 25 houses under the Rent to Buy and the other eight houses eight for affordable rent.

Both Homes England and Wirral Council have been keen to push on with the regeneration of New Ferry as it continues to recover from a gas explosion which damaged the Bebington Road and Boundary Road area seven years ago.

Concerns had been raised by objectors about the permanent loss of the old car park, leading to a lack of spaces for businesses and residents, but Wirral Council’s planning committee went along with recommendations to approve the plans.

Martin Davies, director of development for The Regenda Group, said: “I am delighted that Wirral Council has unanimously approved the creation of the new properties.

“As a regeneration group, we’re creating not only affordable, energy efficient homes to the area, but also employment and training opportunities for local people.”

Michael Birkett, chief executive of The Regenda Group, said: “This is a truly transformational project that will see the regeneration of New Ferry.

“We’re not only building great quality, affordable homes, we’re investing in the wider community. This development will offer apprenticeships through The Learning Foundry and we want to engage with local school children through aspirations partner, Positive Footprints.

“As a regeneration group, we know it takes more than bricks and mortar to make a place thrive, and we want to work with local people and organisations to deliver a lasting legacy we can all be proud of.”

The project team for the development includes John McCall Architects, Landor Planning Consultants, AJP, Amenity Tree, and Groundsure.

To view the plans, search for reference number APP/23/01878 on Wirral Council’s planning portal.



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