• Livingston Drive

Livingston Drive homes recommended for approval

Plans to replace a former children’s home near Lark Lane with new homes could be given the go ahead next week.

Proposals for two apartment blocks and four mews homes on Livingston Drive have been recommended for approval at a meeting of Liverpool City Council’s planning committee.

If approved, the development could provide a total of 20 two-bedroom apartments alongside four two-bedroom mews homes.

The 1.17-acre plot land is presently occupied by two and three storey buildings constructed in the 1970s and used a children’s residential home.

According to a report to be presented to the planning committee next week (3 October), the loss of the buildings would not harm the Lark Lane Conservation Area given that they have “no historical significant and are of little architectural merit”.

The document adds: “The proposed new building positively responds to the character, scale, architectural language and materiality of the built form that derives from Livingston Drive and the wider area.”

How the mews houses could look.

A document included with the original planning application for the scheme adds: “The apartment building designs have taken a variety of design cues from the neighbouring Victorian properties, including pitched roofs, large bay windows and brick detailed facades.

“Our proposal represents a 21st Century interpretation of the large detached Victorian villa, whilst meeting modern accommodation, services, technology and accessibility requirements.”

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