Second planning proposals to be submitted for development on former school

Developers have said that they will be submitting new housing plans for a development on an historic and former school based in the Wirral.

This news comes just one month after a withdrawal of the original plans. If the move goes ahead, joinery in Wirral, as well as other trades utilised in the home, may be on the up.

It was announced in December of last year that townhouses and flats were to be developed in Parkgate Parade’s Mostyn House School buildings, with houses residing on the playing field of the school.

Concerns were expressed over the proposals by some residents, who pointed out that they were in support of the development with regards to the black and white buildings in the school, but were less appreciative of the size of development planned for the green space.

The initial planning application from PJ Livesey was withdrawn in April. The firm was encouraged to withdraw the application and make amendments to it by English Heritage, as it felt that there were potentially dangerous impacts on heritage assets.

Planning consultant, Kate Bailey, said:

“A lot of people had responded to the first application after our consultation.

“The local authority said there wasn’t time to resolve all those comments before it was determined and they advised us to withdraw.”

She went on to say that the intention of the proposed amendments is to improve the layout and ensure that there are fewer houses, so that main buildings remain in view. She feels that many of the issues that people had have been resolved.