New homes could transform a disused bowling green on land at Aigburth Peoples Hall if plans are given the go-ahead.
A three-storey apartment block has been proposed for the plot to the south of the venue which sits within Sefton Park Conservation Area.
APH Signature Construction Ltd has applied to Liverpool City Council to create 10 apartments at the Aigburth Vale site, including three two-bedroom properties on the ground and first floors, two two-bedroom homes on the second floor, a three-bedroom duplex apartment on the second and third floors and a two-bedroom apartment on the third floor.
According to a statement put forward as part of the planning application: “The scheme has had regard to the sensitivity of the site in terms of heritage and conservation concerns, principally the location within the Sefton Park Conservation Area and its position adjacent to the Grade I registered park in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens (Sefton Park), as well as the significant heritage asset immediately adjacent to the site, Aigburth Peoples Hall, which, whilst not being listed, is an important building within the conservation area.
“The scale and massing, as well as the siting of the new building and layout of the site, have all taken account of the nature of the area. The use of a contemporary design and materials has resulted from an assessment of other successful recent developments around the perimeter of Sefton Park, including both new buildings and extensions to existing properties.
“The spacing between the new building and its neighbours has also sought to reflect the existing configuration of buildings in relation to one another, where a great variety of gaps between buildings exists.”
Aigburth Peoples Hall, which was built in 1900 and influenced by the Jacobean Revival, operates as a space for weddings and events as well as community groups and sports teams. It’s situated amongst residential surroundings.