Thursday, 17 October 2013

Six properties are still blocking stadium's redevelopment and Liverpool ... -

Four of the remaining properties are described as "derelict". The remaining two are not occupied by the owners – at least one of the landlords lives abroad – while council sources confirm those who reside in the Anfield area have overwhelmingly backed regeneration proposals.

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said action was required to ensure a handful of property owners did not stand in the way of a £260?million regeneration of the whole of Anfield.

He said: "We have had overwhelming support from local residents and businesses for our plans and there is unarguable public interest in driving these proposals forward. The people of Anfield have been let down too often in the past. We will not let them down again.

"We remain confident that we will be able to acquire properties without having to resort to CPOs but want to get agreement for them should they be required. The legal justification for CPOs, should they be needed, is unequivocal."

The broader regeneration programme, much of it independent of the stadium project, has the support of 80 per cent of local homeowners who have seen a series of regimes – at council level and at the club – fail to deliver promises for more than 10 years. Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, and the city council believe they have made strides to deal with difficult legacies.

The club confirmed last year they had decided to remain at Anfield and expand to a 60,000-seat stadium rather than move to Stanley Park.

As well as the stadium, there is a plan to create new housing, shopping facilities, a hotel and the creation of a public square. Other public spaces would include a new pedestrian-friendly boulevard to be called 96th Avenue in memory of those who lost their lives or were injured in the Hillsborough disaster.

No comments:

Post a Comment