Proposals to create a thriving new riverside community – Bromborough Wharf – on land off Dock Road South in Bromborough have been submitted following a public consultation on the plans.
Bromborough Riverside Regeneration Ltd and its development company, Black Pearl Homes, together with property investment and development company, Grammont Group, are working together to regenerate the former engineering and chemical works.
The site has been identified in the latest draft of Wirral Council’s Local Plan as a preferable place to deliver a new community and is ideally located with the M53 motorway, bus and train services, and essential local amenities all nearby.
The plans include:
- Around 1,200 new high-quality, attractively designed homes that will meet a wide range of local needs, including houses and apartments for families, young couples and first-time buyers, as well as affordable homes
- Purpose-built accommodation for older people with access to care and support, which could include a flexible ground floor space for the Bromborough community as a whole to use
- A beautifully landscaped promenade overlooking the River Mersey, creating a new riverside space for both exercise and relaxation
- Lots of green and public open spaces, new planting, woodland and high-quality landscaping throughout the development, including community greens, play areas, and streets lined with trees
- Improved access to Port Sunlight Park and Eastham Park, enhancing the setting and views of the Bromborough Conservation Area
- Electric vehicle charging points across the development, minimising the carbon emissions of the new community
- A new bus route through the site as well as walking and cycling routes, encouraging residents to choose sustainable transport options and leave their cars at home
The public consultation on the plans found strong community support for opening up a new riverside promenade and delivering a new flexible community space at the site. The feedback also highlighted a need to provide a range of housing types as part of the scheme – from affordable and first-time buyer homes to larger family homes, apartments and accommodation for older people – with more than 200 people registering an interest in living at Bromborough Wharf.
Bjorn Martenson, Director at Black Pearl Homes said, “This is an important milestone for creating Bromborough Wharf. The support from our public consultation has been really encouraging and helped us shape our vision. We will continue to work with local residents and stakeholders to make sure that we not only meet housing needs but deliver a scheme that creates a legacy of community benefit for Bromborough.”
Nick Uzel, Managing Director at Grammont Group said, “Our plans for Bromborough Wharf will deliver a desirable riverside community that will stand the test of time and be something that the local community can be proud of. This is a unique opportunity to transform a derelict site and provide a housing offer that will meet local needs and also attract people from further afield to live in Bromborough.
“The feedback from our public consultation has given us lots of ideas on how we can maximise the benefits of the scheme for the local community, which will be invaluable for preparing detailed plans moving forward.”
Subject to the approval of the two outline planning applications for the Bromborough Riverside Regeneration Ltd and Grammont Group site ownerships, reserved matters planning applications will be prepared for the detailed development proposals. You can find out more information about the plans at www.bromboroughwharf.co.uk
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