In May 2018, we wrote to all Regenda Homes residents living in the Grove Street area, to let them know about our plans to redevelop the estate. These plans include the demolition of existing homes on the site the construction of around 300 new properties. In July 2018, we appointed independent community engagement company, We Make Places, to meet with residents and hear their views on our plans for the area. We Make Places created a resident Design Champion group, who meet with architects and review proposals.
We have sent regular newsletters and opened the Conversation Space in Grovelands to encourage honest and open conversations around our plans. We have worked closely with the resident Design Champions on the possible look and feel of the new development and have held Meet the Architect events, where all residents have been able to meet the architects and ask them any questions they may have.
All of this feedback has been invaluable in helping us pull together plans for the site, and we're delighted to be at a stage where we hope to submit a planning application to Liverpool City Council.
Before then, we want share our draft plans with you and gather your thoughts and feelings on our proposals.
You'll find a PDF document of our draft plans here Grove Street proposals
To give you on overview:
We are planning to build 304 new homes. These would be a mix of homes for social rent, private rent, rent to buy and outright sale. We will replace all 144 social rented homes on the estate. The reason we are building more homes than we currently have on site is because we believe that a mixed tenure scheme will help with the future sustainability of the development. The increase in numbers on the proposed development will help to improve the urban design of the area, re-establish lost street frontages and assist with the financial viability of the scheme due to no grant funding being available to replace the social rent properties.
Of these 304 homes, we plan on building:
- 113 1 bedroom
- 160 2 bedroom
- 9 3 bedroom apartments
- 22 larger townhouses
Of these, 30 properties will be wheelchair accessible. Please note that these are draft plans and nothing has been finalised yet.
This survey is now closed
Thank you to everyone who completed this survey. We will review your feedback