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 were 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 were presented with a number of options for possible residential developments within New Ferry and we asked 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.
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.