I have some great news about the eyesore maisonettes and shops on Town Meadow Lane. For several years, we have been trying to persuade Wirral Partnership Homes that they need to act to improve the site. Many residents have told us that the shops and maisonettes should be a priority.
Some residents will be aware that, instead, money was spent on a number of sites in Birkenhead, while Town Meadow Lane shops and maisonette became even more derelict. Along with my colleagues, councillors Steve Williams and Simon Mountney, I have continued to meet with Wirral Partnership Homes to try to persuade them to do something. This includes meeting with staff and also with the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board.
Now, I am pleased to report, Wirral Partnerships Homes has agreed to act.
A planning application will be submitted to the Council shortly that will see the existing buildings demolished and, in their place, four new shop units and up to 24 new bungalows and family homes. I think it’s really important that the people who live here, and who have suffered from this eyesore, are asked for their views on what is proposed, before the plans are submitted. (Click HERE to see a small version of the proposal.)
That’s why, on Thursday 2nd June, there will be an ‘open day’ at the site, between 1pm and 7pm, when the plan for the site will be on display.
I hope you will agree this is good news for our community and, if you have any views or comments, please come along on Thursday or let me know, either through a comment on this article or email by clicking here.