Plans submitted for £15m regeneration

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Artists impression of the plans

Artist’s impression of the plans

Liverpool City Council’s £15m development plans for the Welsh Streets area of the city have been submitted, paving the way for a major regeneration of the Toxteth and Dingle districts.

If the plans are approved it would see 150 new homes built in the area along with 37 existing properties being refurbished.

The scheme aims to provide high-quality houses at an affordable price and the buildings will be designed as energy-efficient and spacious, according to the council, which has been working in partnership with the Liverpool Housing Association and Neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane Group.

The plans have been widely welcomed by local residents who have been part of a lengthy consultation process and the proposals have been met with a 70% approval rating.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, said: “I’m delighted that the planning application for the Welsh Streets scheme has now been submitted. It’s a significant milestone for the plans, which we believe will transform the area, revitalise housing and create a thriving, vibrant neighbourhood for generations to come.”

Claire Griffiths, Managing Director of Plus Dane Group believes it will benefit the local residents the most. She said: “The proposed scheme will create a vibrant mix of high quality homes along with a number of refurbishments, offering more choice and new green open spaces to meet a wide range of needs. Crucially, the scheme has been developed with the needs and aspirations of local residents at the forefront.”

This news comes as Liverpool Vision continues their economic regeneration of the city with current projects such as the Tribeca area of the city, which is due for completion this summer.

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