Property

Hoylake flats extension plan set for approval

By Paul Johnston at

A plan to add an extra floor at the top of an apartment block in Hoylake looks set to get the green light.

The proposal for Grosvenor Court, next to the train station, would see an extra three, two-bedroom flats created by adding another storey at the development – which was constructed around 20 years ago – and the height increased by 2.7 metres.

However, the scheme is being opposed by neighbours, and a 70 name petition and 48 individual objections have been submitted to Wirral Council.

Side elevation showing the current and proposed view

Locals say it amounts to over-development, resulting in loss of privacy for neighbouring properties, and are also unhappy that there will be no additional parking spaces.

Initially the developer wanted to add four flats, but this has been cut to three to reduce the impact on a property on Cable Road.

Planning officers say the extension “will replicate the appearance of the existing building and will have a positive visual impact”. They are recommending approval when the scheme is considered by the Planning Committee on Tuesday 7 July.

A similar scheme for the neighbouring block at the site was recently given the green light on appeal.

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