A housing development could breathe new life into a former Liverpool timber yard which is said to be in a “very poor state of repair”.
Plans have been put forward to demolish vacant derelict buildings on a plot of land between Silverdale Avenue, Hilberry Avenue and Sutton Street to make way for 18 homes.
If given the go-ahead by Liverpool City Council the two-storey properties will be constructed in two blocks of nine and will provide three-bedroom family homes which also incorporated loft space to create ‘bedroom four-hobby rooms’, according to the proposals.
A planning document submitted to the local authority by architect Roger Jenkins on behalf of the applicant, says: “The application concerns the redevelopment of a former timber yard, and which has within the site a number of vacant derelict buildings, including a brick chimney; the site is presently hoarded and fenced, and is generally in a very poor state of repair.
“Our client informs us that this site has long been an issue with local residents because of its derelict state; such that the local councillor has now given his support to its development.”
The planning applications adds: “The immediate area is characterised by a tradition of small family dwellings in terraces, fronting directly on to the street; in more recent times, various new developments of groups of dwellings have been incorporated into the street scene.
“Our client’s proposal seeks to follow the example set by the modern dwellings abounding immediately to the north of the application site, which is a similar development of small family town houses, in continuous terraces fronting Silverdale and Hilberry Avenues.”