Plans to build 3-storey townhouses on site of sheltered housing complex

By Emma Gunby at

Plans have been submitted to build 14 contemporary townhouses on the site of a sheltered housing complex in West Kirby.

Ashton Court, on the junction of Banks Road and Ashton Drive, is the subject of a recent planning application from Chesterfield-based sustainable housing developer, Starfish Group.

The plans show the site could be redeveloped to provide two and three-bedroom family homes, with private gardens and off road parking for one vehicle per house.

Proposals for development of Ashton Court

Proposals for development of Ashton Court

The three-storey, terraced houses would replace the sheltered housing unit, which currently occupies the site.

In 2008, former Wirral West MP, Stephen Hesford, expressed concern after it was revealed Ashton Court was among several Wirral Partnership Homes earmarked for closure and demolition.

Wirral Council confirmed the site was no longer in the ownership of the housing association or council and was now owned by the Starfish Group.

Google Street View image of Ashton Court

Google Street View image of Ashton Court

In documents submitted to Wirral Council’s planning department, the developers state, ‘It is our intention to enhance the quality of residential properties available by providing sound and well-constructed dwellings that will sustain the local community for many years to come. The scheme has been designed such that it will respect the existing style, scale and character of the immediate context.’

According to its website, the Starfish Group specialises in new build development, carbon abatement, sustainability solutions, and community engagement to create better business, homes and communities.

For more information on the proposal, visit Wirral Council’s website here