Wirral plans sale of 19-acre former MoD site
Having secured outline planning permission for a 250-home scheme on the Bromborough plot, the council is now seeking to dispose of the land.
Wirral Council’s economy, regeneration and housing committee, which meets next week, is recommended to declare the site surplus to requirements and progress its sale.
Spanning 19 acres off Old Hall Road, the former Ministry of Defence site was used as an oil storage depot until the early 2000s.
The site is allocated for residential redevelopment under Wirral Council’s emerging local plan. Aew Architects and Barton Willmore, now Stantec advised the council on securing planning permission for the residential scheme.
Vacant for 15 years, the plot was previously earmarked for employment development but a viable project has not come forward despite grant funding from Homes England to remediate the site.
A neighbouring 18-acre site, owned by Riverside Park, could be redeveloped into 283 homes.