I have heard today that the planning application submitted by Wirral Partnership Homes (WPH) to demolish the derelict shops and maisonettes on Town Meadow Lane is set to be approved at Wirral’s planning committee meeting on the 6th September.
Everyone knows the flats and maisonettes are an eyesore and that the area was neglected by the Council for years in favour of investment in Birkenhead. Since the stock was transferred from the Council in 2005 to WPH, I have continually lobbied them for action at this location.
I am delighted that in July, after consultation with the traders and local residents they submitted an application to demolish the site and provide three new shop units and 24 homes on the site.
Lets not forget that the site was the scene of controversy in 2001 when the Labour Council tried to use the buildings for ‘troubled youths’, without any consultation first with the local shopkeepers or the local community.
This has been a long time coming, this really is tremendous news bringing a £3million investment into our town that is welcomed by the community, as can be evidenced by the 500 signature petition that has been submitted in favour of the application.