Liverpool City Council has given the go-ahead to further development of the area surrounding Anfield stadium.
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‘This is the culmination of many months of work by all of us who believe 100% in the area’s potential.’
The residential development, in the Sighthill area of the city, will feature 826 new homes, retail units, a new community school campus as well as improved transport to the city centre.
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‘We need to create beautiful places which offer a wide range of employment opportunities and genuinely affordable homes, while enabling more sustainable lifestyles.’
Homes England say it is part of a drive to ‘challenge perceptions of regeneration, promoting people from a diverse array of backgrounds to play a role in shaping our towns and cities.’
‘Balloting existing residents can provide an important indicator of residents’ support for a project.’
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Its architects say the centre will provide a ‘cultural landmark’ for London which will ‘defy traditional tall build typologies’.
‘In Tottenham, they talk about regeneration and bringing the community together, and the community does come together, but in a way that they didn’t envisage.’