The Baltic Triangle could soon be welcoming its latest residential development despite fears a proposed 11-storey apartment scheme may impact negatively on the area’s night-time economy.
Plans to demolish the former Bogan’s Carpets warehouse on New Bird Street and replace it with 156 flats have been recommended for approval at Liverpool City Council’s planning committee meeting next week (28 March).
The proposals from Miami Ltd also include space for 14 commercial units on the ground/mezzanine floor, which could be used for a range of purposes including restaurants and cafés.
A number of objections to the development, which would be located near to Constellations and The Botanical Garden, were received from local residents and businesses during a consultation process for the scheme.
According to the planning committee report, the vast majority didn’t object to the development in principle but were instead concerned with possible noise complaints against the area’s existing late-night businesses from potential new residents.
The report adds: “There is concern that the noise survey submitted with the application does not adequately reflect the true situation due to the times the survey was undertaken: Monday/Tuesday, rather than at the weekend.”
In response to these concerns, the noise survey has been retaken, although its results were submitted too late to be considered in relation with the committee’s report.
Therefore, the survey has been referred to environmental health officials who will make any comments verbally to the planning committee.
If given the green light, the New Bird Street development would join a long list of forthcoming residential developments in Liverpool’s creative district including St James Court, The Cargo Building and the next phase of Elliot Group’s Norfolk House.