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Green light for 130 new homes in North Birkenhead
Planning approval to build 130 new homes as part of a major regeneration scheme for North Birkenhead will be given the green light this week.
The homes will be built in a “village” setting following large-scale demolition of old terraced properties off Laird Street.
More than 80 houses built in the first phase of the project at St Joseph’s Place have already been snapped up – predominantly by people whose former homes were bulldozed.
Wirral Council housing chief Cllr George Davies said: “This is a golden opportunity for us to create something we can be proud of and to restore a once-vibrant area of the town.
“A lot of people want to come back to live there."
He continued: "We carried out a survey as part of the regeneration scheme and it was amazing the number of people who said they would move no more than a mile away from their former homes when they were demolished and wanted to return to the area when the new homes were built.
"The aim is the complete regeneration of the area flanking Laird Street as far as St James’s Church.“
The properties are expected to be completed towards the end of next year.
The new homes application will come before councillors at Thursday night’s meeting of the planning committee.
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