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Land deals could pave the way for Anfield homes and shops

Proposed new Anfield homes and shops could move forward this week if two development deals are given the go-ahead.

Liverpool City Council’s cabinet is expected to approve a plan to assemble and transfer land for the projects, which form part of the area’s £260 million regeneration.

Through three completed development phases and a fourth which is nearing completion, more than 500 homes have been brought to the area but this next step could pave the way for 85 more.

Deals with Keepmoat Homes and Priority Space, which are recommended in a report set to be discussed by cabinet members on Friday (24 November), would also help to create up to five new shop units facing Walton Breck Road, were a scheme to create a new high street is also underway.

The new houses, which would mark phase 5 of the Anfield regeneration, would include a mix of affordable and private sale two, three and four-bedroom properties.

The site includes land between Burleigh Road South, Robson Street, Venmore Street and Walton Breck Road, where terraced housing and the old Breckfield Primary School once stood.

The site also features a number of roads, including Viceroy Street, Vanguard Street and Vyrnwy Street, which will be remodelled with a landscaped boulevard that will link Robson Street to Liverpool Football Club’s famous stadium.

Councillor Ann O’Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, says: “This newest phase in the comprehensive £260m regeneration of Anfield is a critical piece of the jigsaw in creating a more vibrant and successful community.

“As well as paving the way for a healthy mix of new affordable homes, all with private gardens, we’re also creating new shops and much needed greenspace.

“There is much still to be done but this phase marks yet another milestone in our ambitions to create a brighter Anfield for everyone.”

The council, which has already bought most of the land and demolished 275 properties, is also seeking authority to use Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) in case of any contested plots.

If given the green light, a planning application could be put in later this month and building work could start next May.

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