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Planning permission for Harthill housing scheme in South Liverpool overturned

Plans to build 51 homes on land off Harthill Road in South Liverpool have been overturned by the High Court.

Following the decision today (18 January), Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has confirmed the scheme will not be resurrected.

Housebuilder Redrow was awarded planning permission for the project in February 2017, which was brought forward under the Liverpool Housing Partnership umbrella with Liverpool City Council.

As well as new-build homes, the plans included the conversion of the Grade II-listed Beechley House into six apartments and two duplex units, with its summerhouse becoming one self-contained property.

Mayor Anderson says: “The first thing to say is that the Harthill scheme is dead. It will not be resurrected. In any form.

“I want the campaigners and all the local residents to know I have been listening to their concerns.”

He adds: “Today’s decision does not change our focus and we will immediately renew discussions with the board at Beechley on how best to secure the long term future of this fantastic community facility.”

 

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