Builders' Merchants News

Bellway has plans for derelict Southport site

Published:  31 March, 2011

NEWCASTLE: Bellway Homes plans to construct three, four and five-bedroom houses after demolishing the derelict former children's home and school.

Sefton Council's planning committee will decide whether to allow the multi-million pound Liverpool Road scheme next month.

Bellway said the new homes would be in keeping with existing properties on Liverpool Road, Heathfield Road, Mill Road and Welwyn Avenue.

The Thomas More and Crosby House buildings will be demolished to provide three 3-bed detached homes, 4 five-bed detached homes, 31 three-bed and 58 four-bed semi-detached homes. Work could begin before the end of the year.

A spokesman said: "Overall, the design rational is to create a high-quality residential development.

Bellway bought the 140-year-old site from Nugent Care last year subject to planning permission following a suspected arson attack. It will incorporate existing woodland into new community open spaces, including a toddlers play area.

Access to the development would be from Liverpool Road with a new pedestrian crossing installed.

The plans are available for scrutiny on the Sefton Council website.