Next steps proposed for Wirral regeneration masterplans

Councillors will be asked to approve the adoption of a series of masterplans underpinning ambitious regeneration proposals across Wirral.

A report to the council’s Economy, Regeneration and Housing Committee (16 July) recommends approval of four masterplans following feedback from the public.

Masterplan areas are those locations where significant change is expected in the coming years and so a joined-up approach to the development will be needed.

They are also significant in underpinning the council’s brownfield-first approach to delivering new housing and employment, a key part of the Local Plan which outlines how all new development will be coordinated across Wirral in the next 15 years.

If approved by councillors the masterplans for the sites around Cleveland Street, the Northside area – near the docks, New Brighton Marine Promenade, and Dock Branch Neighbourhood in Birkenhead will become the Council’s approved planning and regeneration strategies for these areas.

The report also recommends a fifth masterplan – Scott’s Quay Neighbourhood Framework – be withdrawn. This is following changes to the council’s proposed Local Plan, as well as feedback from businesses following consultation on the masterplan. Additional work will now be undertaken, including with stakeholders, to develop a sustainable regeneration strategy for the area.

The report will be presented to Wirral Council’s Economy, Regeneration and Housing Committee at the meeting on 16 July.

Read the full report from the meeting agenda published the council website – scroll down to Item 6 and watch the proceedings of the committee online live or as playback from the link on the agenda.

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