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Overwhelming public support for new district centre plans

Proposals to create a new district centre at Great Homer Street, Everton, have won overwhelming support according to the results of a survey held following a public exhibition held in October by Liverpool City Council and St Modwen Developments Ltd.

More than 90 per cent who completed the survey voiced their support for the masterplan proposals of St Modwen to regenerate the area which include a new market hall, supermarket, additional shops, community facilities and housing. Every single element of the scheme gained at least 85% support.

The most supportive group of respondents were those running local businesses who all agreed with the proposals to regenerate the centre. Some concerns were raised, such as accessibility, a replacement library facility and the potential impact on existing retail centres. These concerns have been taken on board and work is underway to address them.

Michelle Taylor, regional director of St Modwen, said: “We are delighted with the widespread support within the community for our proposals. We are working closely with the Council on the content of the new community

facilities campus as this is an important part of the comprehensive new scheme to regenerate this area of Liverpool. We very much hope that a library will be within the scheme but long term funding for this has to be

secured.”

Councillor Peter Millea, Liverpool City Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “It is very encouraging that the local business community are supporting Project Jennifer as they are directly affected by these proposals. All parties have worked together in this exciting project which will see a transformation in this part of North Liverpool.”

For further information contact Michelle Taylor of St Modwen (01925 825950)

or John Clegg, Special Initiatives Officer, Regeneration (0151 225 6307).

Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).