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Masterplan for 294 Welsh Streets homes recommended for approval

A masterplan to provide 294 new homes in Liverpool’s Welsh Streets is recommended for approval by the city council’s cabinet.

A proposal by PlaceFirst to deliver the properties through both the refurbishment of existing housing and new builds will be considered on Friday (23 June).

The developer has already completed a pilot scheme (pictured) to breathe new life into the area’s Voelas Street, and is now looking to transform other stock to create a further 61 two-bedroom homes, 109 three-bedroom homes and 124 four-bedroom homes to the market in the area.

According to a document being put to Liverpool City Council cabinet members, a mix of tenure across the estate is also being proposed, including an estimated 30 affordable rental homes, an estimated 35 homes for Shared Ownership or Rent to Buy, around 35 homes for market sale and around 194 homes for private market rent.

The report says:  “As part of the masterplan, PlaceFirst has agreed to make the delivery of affordable rented unit part of the overall agreement and this will be included in the final contract for the disposal of the properties to PlaceFirst .

“The delivery of the masterplan will require PlaceFirst to seek planning permission and, subject to Cabinet approval, a planning application will be submitted as soon as practically possible in order to allow delivery to continue uninterrupted across the estate.

“The site will then be disposed of on a phased basis to PlaceFirst on a best consideration basis.”

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