The ‘Brief’

Policy RA 5 Hind Street and St Werburgh’s Regeneration Area (draft Wirral Local Plan 2021-2037) designates the Hind Street Urban Garden Village as a new exemplar low carbon urban garden village and as such sets the ‘brief’ for the redevelopment of this area of Birkenhead. This ‘brief’ has informed the proposals that are presented for consultation, which include:

  • Approximately 1,600 new homes
  • High quality public realm, including Dock Branch South (new linear community park)
  • Climate resilient landscaping, sustainable drainage and a public realm that reflects the area’s coastal environment
  • A new primary school
  • The removal of the Borough Road (A5227) and Queensway Tunnel flyovers
  • High quality, safe and convenient pedestrian and cycling routes
  • Strong green design principles, promoting healthy living through a network of new open spaces and green infrastructure
  • High quality routes to Birkenhead Central and Green Lane Merseyrail stations, along with Birkenhead town centre, Birkenhead Priory, the Mersey waterfront and Rock Retail Park
  • Promoting the intensification of development around the two stations
  • Supporting non-residential uses to the North of Hind Street, with uses such as Commercial, Business and Service uses (Land Use Class E), Local Community and Learning uses (Land Use Class F) and Hotels (Land Use Class C1).

Hind Street and St Werburgh’s Regeneration Area boundary

Existing aerial looking north
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