Cabinet approves transfer of land for 56 new homes at Norris Green

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Liverpool City Council has agreed the transfer of 2.95 acres of land to Regeneration Liverpool, the joint venture between regeneration specialist, Sigma Inpartnership and the city council.

The land will form Phase 5 of the Norris Green Village (NGV) development, on which the partnership plans to build a further 56 affordable rental homes.

Regeneration Liverpool has already built 249 new homes at the scheme with a further 123 contracted and on site.   These additional homes will take the total units built or contracted to 428 making it a further significant contribution to the Mayoral priority to build 5,000 new homes in the city.

Regeneration Liverpool’s affiliate partner, Countryside, will build 36 two-bedroom, 18 three-bedroom and two four-bedroom semi-detached affordable homes, which will ultimately be managed by Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH).

Councillor Ann O’Byrne, the city council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and chair of Regeneration Liverpool, said: “This is another important step forward for the regeneration of Norris Green, and this next phase will provide affordable social housing for local people. We are committed to making Norris Green a great place to live and the improvement in housing is helping attract families back into the area. While there is still work to do, there is no doubt that huge progress has been made, and Phase 5 will take the number of properties delivered by the Regeneration Liverpool partnership to over 400.”

Graeme Hogg, director at Sigma Inpartnership, said: ”We have considered every aspect of the Norris Green scheme throughout each phase to ensure that at all times it remains a highly attractive and accessible neighbourhood for its residents. Not only will the additional homes contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the area but they will also continue to encourage investment in Liverpool, as well as sustaining existing jobs and creating opportunities for local people.  We look forward to setting the wheels in motion on site on Phase 5 in January 2015.”

Ian Simpson, land director for Countryside, said: “The continued success and growth of NGV Liverpool is testament to the excellent partnership working between Regeneration Liverpool and Countryside, and we’re delighted that phase five will extend this success into 2015. We share a keen place-making commitment with both Sigma and Liverpool City Council and it is this joint ethos that has made possible the transformation of Norris Green into a thriving neighbourhood of high quality and affordable homes.”