• West Derby, Knotty Ash Conservation Area

Plans for 30 homes to transform conservation area site

Thirty new homes could be built within the recently extended Knotty Ash Conservation Area if plans are given the go-ahead.

Applicant Homefast Ltd is looking to demolish existing garages, buildings and yards on previously developed land around Little Bongs, and at the junction of Thomas Lane and East Prescot Road in West Derby.

The proposed scheme, designed by Mbed Architects, features four two-bedroom houses, seven two-bedroom duplex apartments and 19 one-bedroom apartments.


Paul Crowley & Co


According to a planning document submitted to Liverpool City Council, many of the buildings which would be demolished for the project are “in very poor condition” and “make little or no contribution to the character of the conservation area”.

The planning application suggests the residential development would “compliment” the new nearby Alder Hey Children’s Hospital on Springfield Park and could provide suitable homes for employees of the hospital.

It adds: “The reuse of a previously developed site within an urban area, providing a combination of one and two-bedroom housing will help to contribute towards the city’s housing requirements. It will support existing local services and facilities and secure growth and employment during the construction period.

“The application proposal will deliver a number of economic, social and environmental benefits.”

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