Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 27, 2019

Liverpool City Region And West Lancashire

Next week, Steve Rotheram , the first directly elected Metro Mayor will talk about his plans for the Liverpool City Region in 2019 and how under his leadership he will create positive and economic prosperity across the six boroughs aligned to the construction sector. He will discuss his visions for fairness, sustainability, and infrastructure across the city region and will reflect on the successes of his pioneering Households into Work and apprenticeships programmes.

Mark Kitts, the former Assistant Director of Regeneration for Liverpool City Council has now taken the post of CEO of the City’s new housing company, Foundations . Mark has been tasked with driving forward the delivery of £1Bn programme equating to 10,000 new homes across the city over the next 10 years and will be elaborating on the evolving priorities of Foundations, target markets and the ways in which business can work in Partnership with the company. Developer Lovell Homes, which was named as the chosen contractor for the scheme in June, has submitted a detailed planning application for 107 properties on behalf of the initiative. If approved, two, three and four-bedroom homes will be built on land between Denford Road, Ackers Hall Avenue and Dunchurch Road in the Yew Tree area of East Liverpool. The mix of homes for rent and for sale, including a number of affordable properties, would be delivered in two phases and would kick start Foundations’ work to complete 10,000 new homes over the next decade.

“We will utilise a variety of funding streams, plus council-owned land and vacant stock, to build and refurbish homes across the city which are energy efficient, last a lifetime and use responsible contractors and local labour in their construction. Our values are centred on fairness, quality and inclusivity”.

From West Lancashire To North Wales

“From West Lancashire to North Wales. Here’s the case for a bigger Liverpool City Region. Central government encouraged and gave permission for the creation of the current, stunted version of Liverpool City Region, of just six boroughs. But this is a misrepresentation of the real size and relative power of the true economic region, and it puts Liverpool at a disadvantage against other areas which have more generously defined official city regions, including the nearby competitor of Manchester.

“Liverpool City Region needs to be at a critical mass of population, of towards 3 million people, to enable it to compete on an equal footing. It should compete, for example, for central government largesse such as large scale relocations of government offices and functions to the ideally suited Liverpool city centre. Chester, which is not part of the current official Liverpool City Region, has a station on the Merseyrail network. So does Ormskirk , which is not part of the current official Liverpool City Region either.

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