Plans for additional apartments in Liverpool’s city centre are poised to be approved.
The council is expected to accept plans for additional apartments on the outskirts of Liverpool city centre.
SEP Construction Services’ plans call for a six-story skyscraper to be developed on the area between Marlborough and Pickop Streets.
The proposal, which would include 26 flats, will be presented to the council’s planning committee for approval next week.
A original plan for the development to be exclusively made up of studio apartments has been amended to include some one and two bedroom apartments.
While applauding the addition of some larger apartments, the area’s three ward councillors expressed concerns about the project in their report to the council.
Councillors Nick Small, Maria Toolan, and Christine Bnaks wrote in their submission that the addition of larger apartments ensured the development would not be used as student housing by default, but that they were concerned about the development’s proximity to adjacent structures.
Residents are concerned about overdevelopment because the building is so close to neighboring blocks on Marlborough Street, the back of the Glassworks development on Vauxhall Road, and the bungalows on Midghall Street, according to their statement.
“Residents have written councillors against this because they believe it will provide problems for them in terms of privacy, noise, and anti-social behavior, particularly for those who live on Midghall Street, many of whom are elderly.”
J Beattie and Sons, a nearby business, has also expressed opposition to the plans, claiming that the development’s location will be incompatible with its operations.
Despite the complaints, planners have suggested that the plans be accepted if the developer agrees to pay slightly over £84,000 in section 106 contributions.
The planning committee of the city council will meet next Tuesday to discuss the recommendations.