News: 4 January 2019First housing approved for Liverpool City Council’s housing company

Our Manchester planning and urban design team is delighted to have supported Liverpool City Council’s new housing company Foundations and their appointed development partner Lovell Partnerships in securing approval for 105 new family homes in the Yew Tree neighbourhood of the City.

A mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes will feature within the scheme on land at Ackers Hall Avenue and Denford Road after Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee resolved to approve the scheme.

The new homes, which will be available for sale and rent, are part of a £1 billion programme to deliver 10,000 new and refurbished homes over the next ten years, helping meet the City’s target of creating 30,000 new homes by 2030. The aim is to deliver larger family homes and properties, which are suitable for modern lifestyles and flexible enough to be ‘future-proof’ as residents’ needs change.

Greg Dickson, Planning Director in our Manchester team, said: “The approval of this scheme is a real milestone in the delivery of affordable family homes in Liverpool. It will be the first scheme to be delivered by the newly formed Foundations, creating new homes that are suited today’s market as well as being adaptable to meet future needs.”

The Chair of Foundations, Frank Hont, added: “We’re delighted to get consent for this development and look forward to moving on site at the earliest opportunity to commence work. This is just the first of a number of schemes we will be bringing forward in the coming months and years to provide the right kind of homes for our residents and our communities.”

Lovell regional partnerships director Tahreen Shad added: “As a company which is based locally with a strong record of delivering high quality new homes for the city, we’re excited to be working on this pioneering development with Foundations and the council.”

The development will provide 56 two-bed, 39 three-bed and four four-bed houses, as well as six bungalows. All of the newly built homes will have front and back gardens, off-street parking and will be built to modern standards of insulation and energy-efficiency, with houses being designed to be easily adapted as residents’ needs alter over their lifetimes. The scheme has been developed following extensive consultations with the local community and has been sensitively designed to respect the amenity of nearby homes.

Foundations, which is predicted to create 2,000 new jobs, is Liverpool City Mayor Joe Anderson’s flagship housing policy to revolutionise the council’s role to bolster home ownership and for the local authority to act as a “high quality, ethical landlord” to help build sustainable neighbourhoods and offer tenants security of tenure.


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