Planning Success in Bromborough
We are delighted to announce that our housing-led regeneration proposals for a former MOD Site in Bromborough, for Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, have gained planning approval. The proposals for the 8ha site were unanimously approved at Wirral’s strategic planning subcommittee last week.
The Council are committed to delivering a long-term vision for regeneration, which benefits communities across the Borough. With the former oil storage depot site in Bromborough designated for industrial use, yet lying vacant for 15 years, the partners sought to promote the site through the emerging Wirral Local Plan for comprehensive residential development.
We worked closely with Barton Willmore (now Stantec) who undertook an extensive pre-application dialogue with the Council, and neighbouring Riverside Business Park site, to bring forward the scheme of 466 new homes across both sites. We worked collaboratively alongside the design team of Curtins, Vectos (part of SLR) and Stantec to develop comprehensive masterplan and design code proposals, in conjunction with the neighbouring site, to gain approval for this exciting development for the Liverpool city region.
We developed the residential proposals for the MOD site and explored multiple options including hybrid housing, apartments and extra care proposals. The preferred “Housing only” masterplan accommodates 249 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes (affordable/market/family) alongside new public realm and amenities and improved pedestrian and cycle links. Emphasis has been focused on placemaking and careful consideration has been given to the adjacent site.
We look forward to seeing the scheme progress.