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Homes plan for site of derelict former Liverpool church

A former Liverpool church could be knocked down and replaced with 15 homes under newly submitted plans.

Alliance Property Services Ltd is looking to transform the site of the now vacant Westminster Road United Reform Church, which is said to be in a “poor state of repair”.

According to a statement submitted to Liverpool City Council within the planning application, the Orwell Road building in Kirkdale has been the subject of vandalism and fire damage.

If approved, the derelict church would be demolished to make way for two three-bedroom semi-detached houses, two two-bedroom semi-detached houses, and 11 two-bedroom terraced houses with associated car parking and landscaping.

DV Architects has been working on the design of the properties (pictured), which are proposed to be in keeping with neighbouring houses in the area.

The planning statement adds: “In summary, the proposed development would be of a scale, massing and design that would complement the mixed variety of buildings that exist in the immediate and wider locality. Careful consideration has been given with regards to the materials, window/door design and positioning to ensure interest is provided to the facades of the development as well as ensuring active movement around the site which fronts three key street frontages.

“Areas of hard standing to the front of the dwelling houses would be broken up by soft landscaping to help soften the impact of the development and assist with its integration with the local urban area. The development would see the removal of overgrown shrubs and a small number of self seeded trees, but it is considered that this unmanaged vegetation on site is of little amenity value and as such its loss would be acceptable.”

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