Developer to include wildlife park in £7m ‘executive’ homes project

Rushton Properties has won a planning appeal on the 12-acre scheme in south Liverpool that will comprise seven new homes. Tony McDonough reports

Wooton Manor
Woolton Manor will comprise seven homes and a wildlife park

 

A new £7m housing project in south Liverpool is to go ahead after developers promised to include a wildlife park accessible to the public.

Rushton Properties has won a planning appeal on the 12-acre scheme in Woolton that will comprise nine single-storey detached four and five-bedroom executive homes with roof and ground level gardens.

Known as Woolton manor, the development will also include a warden’s bungalow for 24 hour security, the reconstruction of a former shelter to form a bat roost, the repair and restoration of paths, a pond and a bee hive.

Adam Morgan, director of the scheme’s architect Studio RBA, said: “We’re really proud of this scheme as it provides public access for the first time to areas which are currently dilapidated and overgrown.

We’re aware of the sensitivity of developing on an area designated as green space which is why six acres of the site will be an ecological enhancement area giving an overall net gain in both public amenity and conservation terms.

It’s a ground-breaking scheme which improves and brings to life a historical site much of which is currently an undeveloped eyesore. We’re looking forward to working with the city council, our planning partners Roman Summer and the developer to deliver this exciting scheme.”

Studio RBA is currently working on a number of projects, including Damfield Lane in Maghull, alongside schemes on Bridgewater Street and Baltic Place. The firm was formed in July 2017 by founding director Adam Morgan.

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