Yesterday between 1pm and 7pm I was outside the shops on Town Meadow Lane, when I attended the Wirral Partnership Homes (WPH) Open Day, where local residents could look at the plans for the redevelopment and regeneration of the derelict Shops and Maisonettes. As well as the architect being present there were also representatives of WPH who where taking on board peoples comments, mostly very positive, but with a few negative.
I was extremeley pleased with the amount of people who came along, all of whom were delighted that after so many years of neglect the site was going to be given a major redevelopment with all the existing properties being demolished and replaced with new shop units and 24 family dwellings, made up of: 3 x 2bed bungalows, 1 x 4 bed bungalow, 2 x 2 bed houses, 16 x 3 bed houses and 2 x 4 bed houses, all the properties will be for renatl and will be provided as social housing by WPH. You can see the proposals by clicking HERE
Next step is for WPH to submit a planning application, I am told that will happen next week, if approved WPH hope to start work on site later this year and will first demolish part of the site to build the new shop units, it is hoped that they will be ready for occupation sometime in spring/early summer, and once the existing traders have moved to their new premises the rest of the site can be demolished and work started on the houses with an anticipated completion date of the project se sometime Autumn/Winter 2013. It has been a long hard struggle to get this far, and there are still a couple of hurdles to overcome, but at last we have more than a glimpse of light at what has been a very dark tunnel