As has been commented on already, plans to develop a care home in Queens Road have been withdrawn.
Minster Care Group, the owners of the Westhaven Care Home in Queens Road (pictured) had requested planning permission demolish the existing building and replace it with a purpose-built 52-bed home. However the plans (availableÂ to view hereÂ )Â have now been withdrawn – I cannot see a published reason for the withdrawal. Further background information is available in this post.
The planning request was not popular with nearby residents and the application received 29 objections. As plans were withdrawn it does presumably give rise to the opportunity for a subsequent application?
With seemingly less-strict planning rules across the country, will Hoylake see many more proposed redevelopment schemes in the coming months both for residential and commercial developments? You’ll recall the (now-withdrawn in both cases) plans to build on the tennis courts in Charles Road and the apartment block in Grosvenor Road …it’s easy to imagine other sites within Hoylake being considered.
Would you welcome new developments in Hoylake or if not why not? Have your say in the comments below.
Dave Vermont says
Think a lot of the older people have to consider just how difficult it is for young people to buy a house in hoylake. Hoylake by its tradition is a victorian designed town , sprawled from the fishing community near the prom and merged with the houses built around the railway and then the victorian ‘villas’ towards the roundabout. Land isnt plentiful, but the demographics are very unblanced. you have older people who have lived in hoylake all thier lives, but there kids cant afford houses in hoylake. so they move away , and the bulders buy the houses and rent them to people or even to Social housing groups. Â£140k for a two up two down is scanfalous. and i really dont think the facilites in hoylake warrant that. The prom is undervalued and the biggest waste f a victorian sea side prom ive seen in britain, anytime of the day west kirby and new brighton prom is busy with people. the nightlife isnt what it used to be, theres no where to park, residential and visiting. Dont get me strated ont he wetherspoons 9 am club! If kids want to play somewhere green they have to cross a dangerous railway line witha long history of fatalaties. Maybee not this development but people need to stop living inpast and think outside the box , or the population of hoylake in 20 years time will be very different.