Consultation launches for Birkenhead neighbourhood

Originally published byPlace North West by Sophie Rennie

Wirral Council is seeking feedback on what people want from the proposed Dock Branch Neighbourhood in Central Birkenhead.

Through a consultation, the council wishes to find out what is most important to its community in creating a desirable residential environment – from the mix of different homes to sustainable transport.

The project intends to combine homes, retail, and leisure to create a vibrant place for people to live, and work, as well as visit.

The neighbourhood will surround the Dock Branch Park, on the former Dock Branch rail line.

Dock Branch Park, formerly the ‘Green Corridor’, connects the south of Birkenhead to Wirral Waters.

The Dock Branch masterplan is part of the Birkenhead 2040 Framework. The framework sets out a 20-year plan for the town’s regeneration. It hopes to deliver 21,000 homes and 10m sq ft of commercial space.

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Cllr Tony Jones, chair of Wirral Council’s economy, regeneration and housing committee, said: “The Dock Branch Neighbourhood project is a real opportunity towards restoring Birkenhead and helping the town achieve its potential.

“I would urge everyone to get involved and have their say and help us make this the huge success it deserves to be.

“Many millions of pounds of government funding has been secured by the council specifically ring-fenced to support the regeneration work which is already getting underway,” Jones added.

“We are now starting to see the fruits of this work and the next few years will see real and beneficial change being delivered for the people of Wirral.”

The consultation concludes on 16 February.

To take part visit Wirral Council’s HaveYourSay website, or visit BirkenEd’s Place in Birkenhead town centre.