programme work starts
WORK on an ambitious programme which will see
up to 2000 new homes delivered in Liverpool is getting under way.
It starts with site works on a plot at the corner of Booker Avenue
and Greenhill Road, Allerton, which is to be developed by South
Liverpool Homes (SLH).
The housing association is planning to build 14 - 2 and 3 bedroom
homes, which will be offered for sale on a shared ownership basis.
SLH are one of four Housing Associations which have been selected to
work as a consortium in partnership with the City Council.
The programme is part of the Housing Delivery Plan which aims to
improve the quality and range of the housing stock in the city by
working with Registered Providers (RP) and private developers by
making council-owned sites available for housing.
It is estimated that the council will be able to bring in about
£130m for new developments in the next 3 years, Council
Leader, Councillor Joe Anderson said:- "We are now launching
our three year housing programme. This is the first of many sites
across the city that the Council is making available to our
consortium partners for affordable housing. We want to make sure
that we are providing the type of housing that our residents have
said they need and not out of their financial reach. This is a
hugely ambitious programme which deliver high quality housing and
much-needed jobs and help regenerate neighbourhoods."
Julie Fadden, Chief Executive of SLH said:- "SLH are
determined to deliver high quality affordable homes on this key site
for the benefit of local residents and I am very pleased that today
marks the start of that process. The development will provide a much
needed boost to people who are looking to get on the property ladder
and will give them the opportunity to live in homes that they may
not otherwise be able to buy."
3 Men Wanted
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for the
public’s help in tracing 3 men from Sefton who are wanted on
Gary Wells, 23, of Hornby Boulevard, Bootle was
released on licence from prison, where he was serving a 3 year
sentence for burglary. Wells is described as being white, 5ft 8 ins
tall of medium build with dark brown and green eyes.
Stephen Barry Rodgers, 28, of Derby Road, Southport
was released on licence from prison, where he was serving a 3 year
sentence for assault. Rodgers is described as being white, 6ft
tall of slim build. Brown cropped hair and brown eyes.
James Luke Sheils, 23, of Durham Avenue, Bootle was
released on licence from prison, where he was serving a 4 year and 8
months sentence for drugs offences. Sheils is described as being
white, 5ft 8ins tall of slim build with dark brown hair and blue
Since being released all 3 men have failed comply with the
conditions of their licenses.
There is no known link between these 3 men.
Officers searching for Wells, Rodgers and Sheils would urge them or
anyone who knows of their whereabouts to call Merseyside
Police/Sefton Tactical Team on:- 0151 777 3013 or Crimestoppers
anonymously on:- 0800 55 111.