Affordable rental homes planned for Prescot Road

A housing development aimed at the affordable rental market could be built on Prescot Road under new plans submitted to Liverpool City Council.

Riverside Housing Group has revealed proposals to construct 28 new build properties arranged in five terraced runs along a vacant site in Fairfield.

The houses will be two and three bedroom and built using a variety of brick colours to mirror the irregularity of materials used in the neighbouring area.

The site in question is currently occupied by disused , which was cleared as part of the government’s Pathfinder initiative and many are in a state of disrepair.

Some of the derelict houses would be retained under the plans while others have been earmarked for demolition to make way for the new build structures.

A statement issued to the council reads: “The properties planned for Prescot Road will be constructed in a variety of complimentary brick replicating the contrast and diversity that is displayed throughout the surrounding area, whilst differentiating the contemporary additions to the street scene from the traditional Victorian terraces that previously existed.

“The material palette will be a combination of brick with a contrasting white render used to break up the mass and compliment the neighbouring properties. The roofing will be covered with grey clay tiles with a thin leading edge profile. Any fascias and water goods are to match the colour of the window frames.”

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