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Talented team appointed to kick-start next phase in Anfield's regenerations
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Anfield Square, lying in the shadow of Liverpool FCs football stadium, is set to be marketed for sale this year.

LIVERPOOL City Council has appointed a team of experts to help market and sell a unique plot of land next to Liverpool Football Club's world famous Anfield Stadium. Anfield Square, which lies less than a goal kick away from the Kop, is seen as the next key element in the £260m regeneration of the Anfield / Everton community. The brownfield site has been vacant since the demolition of over 150 former derelict properties and at 1 hectare in size (equivalent to 2 and half football pitches) it has considerable potential to provide a massive economic, environmental and social impact to the area.

Its development would be a further key milestone in the Anfield Regeneration programme, which over the past decade has seen the City Council and its partners already deliver:-
600 new homes. Retail units.
600 refurbished homes. Public space.
A new School.  

The expansion of Liverpool Football Club stadium (currently on its next phase at the Anfield Road end).

Following an open and robust procurement exercise, the City Council has appointed place management consultants, Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), along with their subconsultant team, LDA and PLACED, to act as agent and assist with the marketing and disposal of the site and to attract the broadest and highest calibre of potential developers.

Basing its decision on the Mayoral Triple Lock social value policy, the City Council is placing an emphasis on a new development that is rooted and focused on community inclusion.

Following the appointment of JLL the site's potential will be explored via a soft market testing exercise, as well as a series of public and stakeholder engagement sessions in February and March, to inform the production of a development brief which will then be advertised to market.

Bounded by Walton Breck Road, Gilman Street, Back Rockfield Road and Pulford Street. Anfield Square also lies just a few hundred yards away from the Grade II* listed Stanley Park and the Council will also be seeking an environmental focus to any proposed development.

Residents and local businesses, as well as interested commercial parties, are invited to submit any queries to the Anfield Square team via email to:-

The appointed team will be managed by the City Council's Development and Investment Team whose role is to facilitate high quality development and place making through delivery of outstanding projects across Liverpool.

JLL brings a multi disciplinary team and track record of facilitating development on large scale sites including those around sports stadiums.

LDA has experience within the City and its future growth particularly on production of the recently adopted Public Realm Strategy and proposed St George's Gateway scheme.

PLACED have worked within the City Region for over 10 years. They will work with the community within Anfield and Everton, to ensure they capture their views and needs, to inform the development brief and evaluation of submissions.

JLL has also committed to providing social value benefits to the Anfield and Everton communities which includes volunteering time to support local community projects and providing support, to help the local community draw up their own Community Charter or Stakeholder Plan, specifically within the Anfield or Everton ward boundaries.

JLL have also agreed to ensure the appointed developer also provides innovative measures to promote local skills and employment and to enable a healthier, safer and more resilient community.

Councillor Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council's Cabinet member for Development and Economy, said:- "This square presents a unique opportunity to create something special for the Anfield community; and most importantly a development that is shaped by those that live there. Liverpool FC's stadium is world renowned and attracts visitors from all over the planet, and the club is continuing to invest in it, so there will be an extremely high benchmark for the quality of what happens to Anfield Square. The benchmark for community inclusion will also be very high to ensure this development provides a long lasting positive economic, social and environmental impact for our residents in the area. I'm delighted we've appointed such a talented team of experts with an impressive track record in community engagement and high quality developments. I look forward to seeing their work progress and hearing the views of the Anfield and Everton communities as this exciting journey begins to take shape."

Henry Burton, Development Director at JLL, said:- "This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future development for Anfield Square in a way that provides social, environmental and economic value for Liverpool. The prominent site, which is adjacent to the football ground of 1 of the world's most famous football clubs, will appeal to a wide-range of developers that are committed to delivering transformative regeneration projects. We look forward to working with Liverpool City Council to identify the right development partner for this exciting scheme."

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Mayor's roadmap to zero waste

A blueprint to slash carbon emissions from waste; spearheaded by Mayor Joanne Anderson; is set to be adopted by Councils across Liverpool City Region. Re-imagining the way the City reduces waste and manages recycling has been a major priority for the Mayor since her election in 2021. Liverpool City Region leaders nominated Mayor Joanne as political lead for waste, resulting in a strategy for all 6 Authorities to roll out across the Region. It reflects her triple lock approach and is set to empower communities, deliver social value and respond to the climate emergency. Collecting, transporting and disposing of waste costs Liverpool taxpayers over £36 million a year and figures from 2019 show it contributes seven% to the City's total carbon emissions. This is then collected and transported by train to a waste plant, incurring avoidable costs and carbon emissions.

The document sets a number of priorities:-

1. Accelerating actions to reduce carbon emissions.

2. Improving community based networks to reuse items.

3. Introducing community composting.

4. Using waste as a resource to deliver social value.

The immediate priority is tackling food waste, which accounts for around 40% of the material in bins across the City Region and is a significant source of carbon emissions.

A group has been set up with the aim of:-

  Starting food waste collections as soon as possible.

  Educating households about the best ways to reduce the amount of produce they throw out.

  Reducing food poverty by preventing waste collection.

  Ensuring residents have access to home or community composting.

Other proposals include:-

  Developing a circular economy to eliminate unnecessary waste by keeping products in use.

  Establishing a reuse hub to promote reuse and repair activities.

  Collecting more materials in recycling bins.

  Introducing mobile and localised Household Waste Recycling Centres.

  Expanding educational and behavioural change activity.

  Optimising waste collection rounds across Council boundaries.

  Purchasing zero-emission waste vehicles.

  Reducing waste crime such as flytipping.

Current activity in place to improve our environment include:- rolling out a network of underground bins in a £1.5 million scheme targeting 27,000 households who do not have space for wheelie bins; and the targeting of fly tippers by shaming perpetrators and highlighting prosecutions and fines. It is part of a wider campaign with Keep Britain Tidy to clean up the City.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson, said:- "Since becoming Mayor, I've been on a mission to transform how we reduce waste and improve recyclingacross Liverpool City Region. I have always been passionate about waste, but after a trip to Copenhagen, I was struck by the art of the possible. As 1 of the most sustainable and energy efficient cities in the world, their waste plant turns rubbish into heat and power, and even has a dry ski slope on its roof. I am proud to have produced this blueprint and secured the support of the City Region's leaders which sees us boldly responding to the climate emergency while improving the lives of our residents. I'd like to thank Carl Beer, former Chief Executive of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority who was instrumental in making this happen. His support and expertise were invaluable throughout this process. The Zero Waste Framework is a road map to making Liverpool and the wider City Region a more sustainable place to live. As leaders, we have a responsibility to ensure we take tangible action, but it's up to each and every 1 of us to play our part to ensure the future of our planet."

Lesley Worswick, Chief Executive of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, said:- "The LCR Zero Waste Strategic Framework outlines our commitment to changing how we view and manage waste and resources across the City Region. It's clear that achieving our targets of zero waste and net zero carbon by 2040 will have significant benefits for our people, our planet and the City Region economy and this is a great starting point for action."

For more information about zero waste visit:- ZeroWasteLCR.Com.

We would be interested to know your thoughts on this topic, so please email them to our Newsroom at:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

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