The transformation of over 100 acres of former Liverpool docklands into the Ten Streets creativity district is expected to take a step closer this week (9 February).
A report recommending the endorsement and adoption of the Ten Streets Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will go before the council’s cabinet for final sign off.
Subject to cabinet approval, the final document will be adopted as a SPD and, once adopted, will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications within the site and will provide support for any use of CPO (Compulsory Purchase Order) powers in the area.
Last October, residents and businesses were invited to give feedback on the Ten Street vision when the draft SRF went out to public consultation.
The consultation comprised of four separate drop-in events providing members of the public with the opportunity to speak with council representatives and members of the consultancy team.
Hard copies of the SRF were available to read at the events, with the document also uploaded to the council’s Regeneration Liverpool and Ten Streets websites.
According to the cabinet report, the response to the document was “overwhelmingly positive” with circa 75% of respondents supportive of the proposals contained within it.
The cabinet report to be discussed next week at the Cunard Building also offers an update on projects currently underway in the Ten Streets area.
- Stanley Dock – works to the Grade II-listed Tobacco Warehouse are progressing to bring forward 538 apartments. The show units are due to open in early 2018 with the first phase of works due for completion late 2018 – bringing forward new commercial floor space to the area.
- Cruise Liner Terminal – work is underway with outline planning permission sought in November 2017 and site investigation works programmed for early in 2018. Works, subject to funding agreements, are due to commence in autumn 2018.
- Isle of Man Ferry Terminal – a planning application from the Isle of Man government is expected to be submitted in spring 2018 which will see the terminal relocated within Liverpool Waters.
- Everton Football Club stadium –pre-planning discussions are underway to bring forward the stadium development with a planning submission expected in summer 2018.
The document also notes that since the last report to cabinet in September 2017, there has been a rise in interest from developers, potential end users and current landowners to bring forward new employment related development in the Ten Streets area.
Meanwhile, the Ten Streets project team is currently working to identify a number of what it calls ‘Quick Wins’ – utilising existing budgets with match from partners which can be implemented to highlight work taking place in the area and generate interest and publicity of the project.
These ‘Quick Wins’ will include a lighting project on the Victoria ventilation shaft on Waterloo Road, installation of street light column banners around the area boundary, public artwork and the potential installation of citybike hubs at the Titanic Hotel and Invisible Wind Factory.