Court backs Council's demolition plan for most severely damaged New Ferry
THE buildings most severely damaged by the New Ferry explosion, in March
2017, will be demolished shortly, following a Court Order being issued.
Birkenhead magistrates last week granted a Council order to bring down
properties from 56 to 66 Bebington Road due to the severity of the damage.
Owners of the affected properties have until 3 August 2017, to appeal the decision.
If no appeals are made, contractors will be instructed to move onto the site and
begin the demolition. The damaged buildings have been behind a secured cordon
since the explosion, that happened on 25 March 2017.
The costs of the demolition work will be met by property owners or their
The affected properties are a mixture of ground floor businesses with
residential accommodation above. Affected residents are now in alternative
accommodation and work to find new premises for all displaced businesses is
Also last week, Wirral Council was informed by central Government that its
request for financial assistance on behalf of New Ferry residents and businesses
had been turned down. Council Officers continue to meet with New Ferry residents and businesses
affected by the explosion on a regular basis; the latest took place this
evening; and work on a long term regeneration plan for the Town is progressing.