Wirral MoD site tight Wirral Council p.Aew

Layout for the former Ministry of Defence site. Credit: Aew Architects

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.

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So Wirral Council have been sitting on this 19 acre plot for 15 years waiting for a viable employment opportunity to come forward, meanwhile nearby is another 18 acre plot , and though not council owned is available for housing, that`s 37 acres in total been laying idle.
The cgi`s for the MOD site don`t look remotely inspiring, more like “Another Pleasant Valley Sunday, here in status symbol land”.

By Anonymous

Where will the new dental, doctors practice be located?

By Sue Joyce

As if the Wirral isnt crowded enough…..

By Anonymous

This council is turning our lovely peninsula into an overcrowded housing estate. I’ve watched over the years as they have let spaces fall into dilapidation and use that as an excuse to sell off the land. They should try repurposing the built up areas they have let rot. Or is there no financial incentive?

By Anonymous

How many more homes can be crammed in to an already over populated area? Seems the Wirral is at breaking point. All these new homes are being built but no new facilities- doctors, schools, dentists, roads to take the additional traffic. It’s getting a bit ridiculous

By Heather

Will there be provision for schools , surgery etc. These large areas of housing may be needed, but there is never provision for new infrastructure to support the families living there.

By Anne Peters

Sounds great but there is an urgent need to have more doctors and dentist surgeries. Also more school places.

By Anonymous

Can we have some retirement apartments on the site please for over 60’s.

By Elaine Evans

Can you shed light on the vacant site that the Avenue public house once stood as it’s been left derelict for over 3 years plus ..

By loll_fuzzard@icloud.com

Buy the land and build the new homes 1 because of the lack of council homes 2 because it will bring a possible half a million people to the area witch will boasts the local shopping area, I think it is a really good idea to use the site for new homes .

By John smith

I would predict that after the area becomes populated then the doctors and dentists will arrive, look at across the water where there`s a new dentist near the Baltic Fleet pub under the Cargo building, also another one on Lord Street where more people are living now.

By Anonymous

The roads need to be bigger, most people have 2 cars, and then they have older kids living at home with cars due to unaffordable housing. Bigger driveways and wider roads to park cars?

By Anonymous

Please no “bigger roads” – the problem is already houses with “2 cars” and “kids […] with cars”. We need to think in more sustainable and much cleverer ways. Let’s move forward without blocking up the streets with more and more cars – it’s 2023, not 1973, the world has changed!

By Anon

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