Leverhulme submits seven planning applications on greenfield sites

Leverhulme has submitted seven planning applications to Wirral Council to deliver a wide range of homes in what they call “beautiful and sustainable communities.”

The applications would provide up to 788 new, environmentally friendly homes across the seven sites, providing much-needed affordable housing, and directly meeting local needs.

The submission of the applications follows a consultation process with feedback citing several key requirements. They include the need for a broad mix of new affordable and market housing, ranging from two-bedroom homes through to larger family homes.

Respondents also highlighted their desire to see more green spaces, play areas, wildlife corridors and footpaths, all of which are at the heart of the proposed Leverhulme developments.

Nigel McGurk, Head of Land and Planning for Leverhulme, whose landholding covers over 5,000 acres, said, “The submission of our planning applications is the next step in delivering a much-needed range of new homes and providing new access to, and enhancing the benefits of, Wirral’s countryside. This follows on from the recent consultation and the earlier publication in 2021 of The Leverhulme Vision document which detailed how our proposals would make a positive difference to the lives of people in Wirral.

The seven applications are:

  • A 0.82-hectare site located to the north of Gills Lane in Pensby, between Thorncroft Drive and Gills Lane Farm and stables. To provide up to 15 new homes.
  • A 7.35-hectare site located to the north of Gills Lane in Pensby and to the west of Barnston Road. To provide up to 153 new homes.
  • A 3.92-hectare site located a short distance from the local centre of Pensby Road, Pensby. It sits to the north of Gills Lane, between the existing residential streets of Dale View Close, Gwendoline Close and Thorncroft Drive. To provide up to 92 new homes.
  • A 17.38-hectare site located to the north of Thingwall Drive, to the east of Glenwood Drive and to the west of Arrowe Park, Irby. To provide up to 290 new homes.
  • A 3.60-hectare site located to the north of Raby Hall Road between the Autism Together complex and the residential neighbourhood on Blakeley Road at the edge of Bromborough. To provide up to 80 new homes.
  • A 3.30-hectare site located to the north of Raby Hall Road, with built development proposed to the west of Raby Hall and a footpath link to the east. To provide up to 38 new homes.
  • A 8.36-hectare site located to the west of Barnston Road and north of Milner Road within easy walking distance of Heswall town centre and Heswall railway station. To provide up to 120 new homes.

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