A six-week public consultation on Liverpool’s proposed Ten Streets transformation has launched today (10 October).
Residents, businesses and members of the public are being invited to give feedback on the vision for 125 acres of former docklands in North Liverpool.
A draft Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) was previously approved by Liverpool City Council’s cabinet members.
A new creativity district in the Ten Streets area, which could generate up to 2,500 new jobs, is included in the masterplan.
The public consultation is now underway at the Titanic Hotel on Stanley Dock, with members of the public being given a chance to have their say on 10 ideas, five key themes and a set of design and development principles to guide current and future projects over the next 15 to 20 years.
A series of roadshow events will also be held as part of the consultation, starting with a session at the Titanic Hotel from 12-4pm on 15 October and followed by events at FACT on 24 October from 12-6pm and RIBA at Mann Island on 6 November from 12-6pm.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, says: “Ten Streets has phenomenal potential to transform North Liverpool and the city’s future economy.
“This new framework document will no doubt be of huge interest to everyone who wants to see the transformation of this part of north Liverpool and the public consultation will be critical to shaping its direction.”
Following the consultation, which has a 21 November deadline in place for responses, the final SRF is anticipated to return to the cabinet in December for approval and formal adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
The SPD will assist in the determination of all future planning applications and any potential use of the council’s Compulsory Purchase Orders – both in the Ten Streets creativity district and surrounding areas, with the overall SRF area having been set out into six distinct buffer zones running from Leeds Street in the south to the land adjacent to Bramley Moore Docks in the north.
HOW Planning and shedkm were recently procured by the local authority to shape the Ten Streets SRF, which proposes controls on the design and height of new developments in the area whilst also ensuring commercial development and affordable rents within the Ten Streets district are protected.