• Sefton Street

Go ahead recommended for almost 200 Sefton Street flats

Plans to build almost 200 new apartments on land between Sefton Street and Caryl Street are expected to get the go ahead from the council’s planning committee next week (29 August).

Applicant Eloquent Global wants to transform a vacant plot into a mix of one and two-bedroom flats across two blocks.

Proposals also include new ground floor office space as well as 110 car parking spaces, 198 cycle parking spaces and an internal courtyard.

A six-storey building will accommodate 95 of the new properties whilst an eight-story building will include 103 under the plans.


Proposed courtyard

According to a planning document by Roman Summer Associates Ltd on behalf of the applicant, nine of the new homes will be two-bedroom duplex apartments while 147 will be one-bedroom homes and the remaining 42 will be two-bedroom properties.

The new scheme has been recommended for approval despite complaints that the development will result in the loss employment land.

However, a report recommending the project for approval says Sefton Street has changed significantly over the last 15 years and a residential development in the area is a valid proposal.


Proposed view from Caryl Street

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.