Wirral Council has received plans for 50 homes to be built on a part of the car park at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park ground.

Should the proposals be approved, it would be great news not only for prospective residents but also for Wirral builders looking for new projects.

If the green light is given, the buildings that currently stand on the car park will be torn down with the land being redeveloped to make room for the new properties.

The site is presently used for car parking to the rear, with the space at the Kop Stand side occupied in part by single storey buildings belonging to the club. There is also a vacant lot facing Borough Road.

The housing will see the car park reduced by around two thirds.

Mick Horton, Chief Executive of the football club, said in a letter in support of the application:

“The range of buildings affected by the proposal are single-storey and generally in poor, or very poor condition.

“Current users include a hospitality suite, an indoor youth training centre and IT suite and class room.”

The letter continued, with Horton saying that the aim is to relocate the facilities to either the intended new training facility at Woodchurch Leisure Centre or somewhere else at the current Prenton Park accommodation.

The club has already moved forward with plans for the development of 90 new homes on the Ingeleborough Road training ground, which is located close to Rovers’ stadium.