Welsh Streets, Liverpool

2nd August 2017

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet is set to approve a masterplan for close to 300 homes in the Welsh Streets, Dingle.

The project has been advanced in partnership with a build-to-rent developer, which is nearing completion on a pilot scheme to bring some of the terraced properties on High Park Street and Voelas Street in Princes Park back into use.

The masterplan envisages 294 new homes in total, including both refurbished houses and new build. There will also be improvements to the streets, drainage and the creation of communal gardens to the rear.

To address a shortage of larger homes in the area, 124 of the houses will have four bedrooms, while 109 will have three. The remaining 61 will be two-bedroom.

The plan is for 30 of the houses to be affordable rent, 35 will be shared ownership/rent to buy, 194 will be let at market rent and 35 will be available to buy.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Placefirst have done an excellent job bringing some of the homes back into use as part of their pilot project, and together with the local community we have now drawn up some really exciting plans to breathe new life into the area and give it a long term, sustainable future.

“This is about providing certainty for the local community following years of frustration in which their wishes were thwarted by central government’s interference in the local planning process.

“We’ve already demonstrated with the regeneration of Anfield and our Homes for a Pound scheme that we are leading the way in finding imaginative ways of retaining properties where it is viable to do so, and this project reflects our approach.”

The council is also working with a local social landlord with a view to developing a further phase of improvements to their properties in the area. A seven-home pilot refurbishment will start later this year.

If the masterplan is approved at cabinet on 23 June 2017, a planning application will be submitted with more detailed proposals and designs.

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