• Walton Breck Road After

Residents to view ‘transformational’ Anfield proposals

Liverpool City Council is today (5 September) seeking residents’ views on a new vision for Walton Breck Road.

The plans for the Anfield high street, which runs alongside Liverpool FC’s famous stadium, include new shops, commercial space, houses and apartments.

The unveiling comes ahead of the first home match proper to be played in front of Liverpool FC’s new Main Stand, against Leicester City, on 10 September.

Walton Breck Road today

Walton Breck Road today

The new high street would see a number of derelict buildings demolished or rebuilt whilst the road could also be narrowed to create wider pavements and make it more pedestrian-friendly, with the creation of new outdoor spaces and high quality landscaping.

Liverpool City Council is now seeking residents’ views on the proposals and people are being urged to attend an exhibition at the Isla Gladstone, Stanley Park, to view the plans in detail and offer their opinions. The exhibition is open from 11am to 4pm on today (5 September) and between 4pm and 8pm tomorrow (6 September).

Set to be carried out in phases over the next three to four years, the work would be the latest stage of a £260 million regeneration plan for the area from a partnership of Liverpool City Council, Your Housing Group and Liverpool FC.

The street under the new plans

The street under the new plans

Ian Ayre, chief executive of Liverpool FC, says: “Whilst the work on our new Main Stand is approaching completion, we recognise that the creation of a new high street would be transformational for the area, attracting new jobs and creating new businesses.

“It would make Anfield a better place to live, work and visit.”

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