Park Road, Waterloo
- Site Context
- Planning Policy
- Your Views
Welcome to this consultation website, hosted by Anwyl Partnerships. It sets out our proposed redevelopment of Park House Guest House, Park Road, Waterloo, and gives you the opportunity to comment on these plans.
The proposals are for affordable apartments, a number of which will be age restricted for older people. This element of the apartments will be designed to facilitate an independent lifestyle in a safe environment that can also accommodate a range of care needs for residents. The proposal comprises two apartment buildings totaling 62 and 44 apartments, including communal areas, landscaping and parking.
This website provides the local community with information on the site, its context and details of the proposals. It will also provide a platform to submit comments and suggestions. Note that these designs are subject to change, so please check the website for the latest update.
The site is circa 1.19 hectares and is located within Waterloo, Sefton. The site is bounded by the A565 Crosby Road North to the west, Haigh Road to the north, Park Road to the east and Alder Park Hospital to the south.
The site comprises a former Convalescence and Nursing Home. The main building is located to the north east corner. The remainder of the site includes the former garden, comprising a number of trees and pond.
The site was subject to a Planning Appeal for 142 apartments in 2021. The Inspector stated that:
‘I am satisfied that the site could accommodate a building/buildings for the provision of up to 142 units without being out of keeping with the character and appearance of the area and that an appropriate mix of development is proposed. However, the proposal would result in the complete loss of a non-designated heritage asset of low to moderate value and would result in a significant adverse effect on trees, some of which are protected by a Tree Preservation Orders’.
The Inspector was satisfied that the site could accommodate the number of units proposed and only afforded low to moderate weight to the loss of Park House. The Inspector dismissed the appeal on the basis of the number of trees removed. All other matters were resolved.
The initial design is for two separate apartment blocks, ranging from 2 to 5 storey, including a mixture of 1 and 2 bed apartments. The northern apartment block will include a two storey section to open up views into the site and create a garden roof for socialising.
The age restricted elements of the proposals will be designed to facilitate an independent lifestyle in a safe environment for occupants with a range of care needs, managed by a housing association with strong connections to the local area.
The revised proposals will retain significantly more trees. Some trees will be removed, but the majority are low quality. In order to compensate for this, new tree planting will be provided leading to a net increase to the number of trees on site post development.
The revised proposals will:
- Significantly reduce the amount trees to be removed;
- Provide a net gain in the number of trees on site through extensive planting;
- Retain and enhance the existing pond;
- Reduce the number of apartments from 142 to 106;
- Provide a garden roof terrace for residents;
- Provide affordable homes for people in real need
We invite your comments and suggestions at this initial stage in the design process so we can better understand the site and the needs of the local community. Local Councillors and the Planning Department have been informed of the proposals.
You can submit comments using the form below or by post to the following address: Anwyl House, Clos Dewi Sant, St David’s Park, Ewloe, Flintshire, CH5 3DT.
Your views and suggestions will help to inform the final development proposals and may be referred to as part of a finalised design for the planning application.
Please note that they will be forwarded to Sefton Council as part of the Statement of Community Involvement. This document will include all correspondence received, including personal details such as postcodes, where these have been provided. Personal details such as names, addresses and email addresses will be omitted from this document. This ensures all comments received are available to the Council during the consideration of the application. As the SCI forms part of the formal application documents, the Council may publish this information online, subject to their own Data Protection policies. Likewise, should the application be referred to the Planning Inspectorate in the form of an Appeal, this information may again be published online, subject to their Data Protection policies.