In March 2017, New Ferry town centre was left devastated by an explosion which destroyed houses and businesses.

Since then, there have been considerable discussions and ideas put forward at regular community meetings, to create a viable and sustainable future for New Ferry.

New Ferry residents and businesses are now being invited to have their say on a residential master plan for the area which has been taking shape over the past six months.

At two public consultation sessions, residents will be presented with a number of options for possible residential developments within New Ferry and we ask for comments with the intention of identifying a 'preferred' development option to take forward.

The options have been put together by consultants, BDP, who were appointed by Homes England, to work alongside Wirral Council in developing the residential element of the wider New Ferry Regeneration Plan.

The residential master plan is seen as key to kick-starting this wider plan and revitalising a community which is still reeling from the impact of the explosion.

Consultation events

The consultation events are scheduled to take place at Windsor Close Community Centre, Windsor Close, New Ferry CH62 5BZ on:

  • Wednesday 30 January, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Thursday 31 January, from 3.30pm to 7pm

Officers from Wirral Council will be in attendance alongside representatives from BDP's multi-disciplinary team and Homes England.

Visitors will be asked to complete comments forms which will help formulate a preferred option so that further work can be carried out on developing an implementation process and timetable for delivery.

View proposal document

Have your say

The online comments form closed at midnight on Friday 15 February 2019.

Running in parallel with this work, Wirral Council is moving forward with its own plan to invest £1.3 million to support the land assembly exercise that is needed to facilitate the proposed new residential developments.

This involves buying a number of derelict and dilapidated properties in the area, which are currently in private ownership, and demolishing them as part of the development plans.