• Liverpool Town Hall, Liverpool City Council

Decision day for new homes across Liverpool

Proposed new houses and apartments could be developed across Liverpool if plans are given the green light today (28 June).

Decisions are expected on a number of residential projects in areas including the city centre and South Liverpool when Liverpool City Council’s planning committee meets at the Town Hall.

The St Gabriels Convent site on Beaconsfield Road in the Woolton area could be transformed to create more than 35 apartments and 15 new houses under proposals which are recommended for approval.

Through the scheme, the historic site’s St Gabriels House building would be refurbished and extended to create the apartments with undercroft and covered parking; the 15 new homes would be built within the grounds; and the alteration and extension of the listed entrance lodge as well as the transformation of the remnants of the orangery would see two further single homes developed.

Elsewhere in the city a four-storey block could be developed by Larch Housing at the Trinity Methodist Church site on West Derby Road, providing ground floor retail units with 17 one and two-bedroom apartments as well as a community room and parking spaces.

A council report to be discussed by planning committee members suggests the proposal would provide a “mixed-use development in a highly accessible location”.

Applicant FBM UK is also looking to secure permission to build 29 new houses across four previously developed plots of land in the Liverpool 8 area of the city.

The sites are close to each other and are on or adjacent to Warwick Street, with the plans recommended for the go-ahead subject to a legal agreement.

Meanwhile the University of Liverpool’s proposed new halls of residence and new sports facilities could be developed at Greenbank Student Village in Mossley Hill within new buildings and through the refurbishment of Derby Hall, following the demolition of seven other buildings at the site; and Signature Living is awaiting approval for a residential development on Old Hall Street.

Through the proposal, Ralli House could be extended to create five additional floors and infill the ground floor area, making way for 63 additional apartments.

A rooftop gym and basement and ground floor commercial space would accompany the homes.

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