Plans are in for the first homes to be built by Liverpool City Council’s new ‘ethical housing company’, Foundations.
Developer Lovell Homes, which was named as the chosen contractor for the scheme in June, has submitted a detailed planning application for 107 properties on behalf of the initiative.
If approved, two, three and four-bedroom homes will be built on land between Denford Road, Ackers Hall Avenue and Dunchurch Road in the Yew Tree area of East Liverpool.
The mix of homes for rent and for sale, including a number of affordable properties, would be delivered in two phases and would kick start Foundations’ work to complete 10,000 new homes over the next decade.
Subject to planning permission Lovell Partnership aims to begin construction in January 2019 on the proposed scheme, which comprises 56 two-bedroom homes, 43 three-bedroom homes, four four-bedroom homes and four two-bedroom bungalows.
Frank Hont, chair of Foundations, says: “These proposals are the first of a number of housing projects that Foundations will be delivering over the coming years, creating modern and spacious places to live and helping to transform communities across our city with quality, affordable homes.
“As we continue to move forward with our plans, we’re looking forward to working closely with the surrounding community to make this scheme a great success and create real change for the Yew Tree neighbourhood.”
Bruce Lister at Lovell Partnership adds: “We’ve listened closely to the local community prior to submitting the planning application and their views have been essential is helping us to shape the final proposals.
“We’ll continue to build on this partnership to ensure community is kept at the heart of the project and we’re looking forward to working with Foundations to deliver this major development for the people of Yew Tree.”
The first phase of the home is expected to be built by 2020 and the second phases would be due for completion by 2022.