A major development, set to deliver the first of thousands of new-build homes for Liverpool, has received the green light from planners.
Image: Artist’s impressions showing street scenes from the new housing development planned for the Yew Tree area of Liverpool
Liverpool City Council’s new housing company, Foundations, and Birkenhead-based partnership homes developer Lovell will build 105 two-, three- and four-bedroom family homes in the city’s Yew Tree area after the Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to approve the scheme, subject to the completion of the legal agreement.
Lovell is set to start work in spring 2019 on the mixed tenure scheme. The homes are the first to be built through Foundations’ circa £1bn 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 Chair of Foundations, Frank Hont, said: “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 commented: “It’s fantastic that this scheme has been given the go-ahead, marking an historic moment for housing in Liverpool. 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 scheme will make an important contribution to the availability of locally affordable family homes in the city’s Yew Tree area. We look forward to creating modern, well-designed homes which properly meet the needs of the local community, as well as helping boost local areas through job creation and training opportunities.”
The new homes for Yew Tree will take shape on land previously occupied by a city council housing estate and will provide 56 two-bed, 39 three-bed and four four-bed houses, as well as six bungalows.