Liverpool City Council to hear Edge Lane revamp plans

Edge Lane retail park planned development: Pic DPP
Image caption The development could start early next year

Ambitious plans to regenerate a stretch of a key road into Liverpool have been submitted to the city's council.

The £200m proposal would transform a half-mile section of Edge Lane which includes the retail park.

The retail park and surrounding area have become rundown in recent years.

This application is the culmination of months of work between landowners Derwent Holdings, Liverpool Vision and the city council.

Regeneration boost

It includes improved retail and leisure units, restaurants and a new community park.

Developers hope the proposals can go before the council's planning committee in December, with work beginning on site early next year, if approved.

"This is a very significant step towards securing the future regeneration of this important area of Liverpool," said John Francis, of planning consultancy DPP, which is acting on behalf of Derwent Holdings.

Derwent Holdings Ltd, is one of several companies built up by Isle of Man-based millionaire Albert Gubay, whose assets are now held by the charitable foundation he founded.

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