Offers over £5 million sought for sheep fields housing land


Land in West Kirby with planning permission for 39 homes is up for sale with a minimum price tag of £5 million.

The owners of the sheep fields on Grange Road are marketing the 6.72 acre site to developers who can outline how they will build on the site “in a way that respects the quality, nature and character of the development granted by the outline planning permission”.

The controversial scheme was given the go-ahead on appeal by a planning inspector last year after being initially thrown out by Wirral Council on the grounds that it would affect the character and setting of the town. The local authority had earmarked the site as green space in the local plan, but it has yet to be adopted.

In his decision letter, the inspector concluded the development “would not have a significant adverse effect on the character and appearance of the surrounding area, with particular regard to effects on the streetscene, the setting of West Kirby, and green space.”

The design granted outline planning permission

Now the land has secured planning permission – which will have increased its value – trustees are asking prospective purchasers to “set out how they would incorporate the Vendor’s preference into their development and provide examples of previous developments that support this approach”.

The site includes Greenfield, which is a large detached Victorian house converted to provide three separate apartments, Barclays Meadow – a two storey detached house originally built in the 1800’s as a stable block for Greenfield and later converted to a single home, and open fields.

The closing date for placing an informal tender is Thursday 5 September at 12 midday.

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