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Green light expected for more than 600 Bevington Bush homes

More than 600 new apartments could be given the green light next week as plans to transform Liverpool’s Bevington Bush site are considered.

Proposals to demolish existing buildings and develop three nine to 17-storey residential blocks are recommended for approval by Liverpool City Council’s planning committee.

If given the go-ahead  at the 24 October meeting, 614 homes would be accompanied by ground floor communal space, a gym and a commercial unit for a range of uses along with associated access, servicing, parking and landscaping.

Two existing industrial buildings would be demolished to make way for the redevelopment of the entire site, including Wellington Street, Nicholas Street and Aldersey Street.

According to proposals the three blocks would be separate but related, and a report to be discussed by the committee highlights “one central ‘n-shaped’ block with central first floor courtyard amenity space, one taller block to the north with smaller footprint and one lower block to the south, again of reduced footprint”.

The document adds: “The proposal will assist in the planned mixed-use expansion of the city’s business district into this ‘Limekiln/Pumpfields’ area.

“Through appropriate management and mitigation, adequate levels of amenity will be afforded for future residents of this development with the safe and efficient use of public highways acceptably maintained. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the proposal would undermine the city’s wider employment land supply.

“The proposal will enable the more efficient use of an underperforming urban brownfield site with a stronger and more active built form that provides an enhanced backdrop to Scotland Road and other surrounding streets, and is therefore considered complimentary.”

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