Tuesday 9 June 2015


Plans submitted for supermarket and 195 homes off Rice Lane in Walton

Walton Hospital, where Paul was born
An Aldi supermarket and 195 homes could be built on the site of the Liverpool hospital where Paul was born.The development would be next to the new Clock View mental health hospital which opened earlier this year off Rice Lane in Walton.
The land housed the former Walton Hospital, which closed its doors in December 2010 with services transferring to Fazakerley.
A planning application has been submitted to Liverpool council seeking permission to build 138 houses, 51 flats, six bungalows and a supermarket on the land.
The development would bring dozens of jobs.
George Brown, property director for Aldi, said: “Aldi is committed to investing in the city of Liverpool and this application represents another multi-million pound venture, alongside the creation of up to 40 new jobs for local people. We’ve received a good response from the local community and residents have said they’d welcome an Aldi food store closer to them.”
The residential side of the development would be delivered by Mulbury Homes Limited in partnership with social housing provider Riverside Group.
A planning application for the site reads: “The proposed residential element will be primarily affordable housing.
“A mix of shared ownership and social rented housing will be offered to the public.”
The development, which would include 126 car parking spaces, would be located near the former Walton Hospital clock tower.
The planning application says: “Careful consideration has been paid to the heritage assets surrounding the site, and the scheme has been designed in such a way to reflect such assets and to respect the setting and views of the listed clock tower building. As such, the proposed development is acceptable given its proximity to the heritage asset.”
Walton Hospital was demolished in 2011.
Sir Paul’s mum, Mary, had worked at the hospital as a nurse on the maternity ward and the Beatles star was born there in June, 1942.

No comments:

Post a Comment