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Sefton Street apartments go again for council approval

Revised plans to build almost 200 new apartments on land near Brunswick Business Park could be given the go-ahead next week.

Applicant Eloquent Global wants to transform a vacant plot between Sefton Street and Caryl Street into a mix of one and two-bedroom flats across two blocks.

The application was initially recommended for approval at a meeting of Liverpool City Council’s planning committee last month but was deferred to allow Eloquent to incorporate a number of wheelchair accessible flats into the scheme.

A six-storey building will accommodate 95 of the new properties whilst an eight-story building will include 103 under the plans.

The proposals also include new ground floor office space as well as 110 car parking spaces, 198 cycle parking spaces and an internal courtyard (pictured below).

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Objections against the scheme had been lodged from those who fear the new apartments will spoil views from another nearby residential development, New Brunswick Village.

Responding to the worries, a report recommending the plans for approval next Tuesday (19 September) reads: “The Interim Head of Planning considers that the distance between the proposed block and New Brunswick Village is such that there will be no undue impact on occupiers of New Brunswick Village as a result of being overbearing or as a result of any potential overlooking.

“He acknowledges that there is likely to be some obstruction of views that are currently experienced from New Brunswick Village however loss of a view is not a material planning consideration and cannot be considered in the assessment of the application.”

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About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Your Move. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.