Plans are afoot for the next phase in a major regeneration scheme in North Birkenhead, representing good news for joiners in the Wirral, along with other tradesmen that may be called on for building and extension work.

Close to 200 affordable houses will be developed, which will see parkland links with current properties, creating a village-style setting.

Councillor George Davies, housing chief for Wirral Council, is delighted with the progress. H said:

“This is a golden opportunity for us to create something we can be proud of and to restore a once-vibrant area of the town.

“We are delighted with what is happening in North Birkenhead. The first 80 homes in this £70m regeneration scheme were snapped up almost immediately.”

There is a scheme planning application ready to be submitted. Councillor Davies said that work is expected to start on site during the summer.

The 400-home development, which has undergone four stages, will act as a border for the Wirral Water scheme to hugely transform the dockland zone.

Potential buyers will have the opportunity to part-own the properties by virtue of a 25% to 75% share in order for them to step gently on to the property ladder. As they make improvements to their financial situation, they can increase their ownership share accordingly.

The confidence is so high in the scheme that the council has asked the local authority if the dates for the last two phases can be brought forward.