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    THE last few residents of a Liverpool “ghost town” are on the verge of being moved out after five years of hell. Liverpool council has found the £1.7m it needs to purchase the remaining houses in Gillmoss, where a massive regeneration plan has been on hold. continues...



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    Sad to read Frank Hargreaves’ newsagent shop getting torched. My Dad used to take our kids there to buy their sweets when he was alive. Kev's Echo link mentions that just the Post Office remains on that block next to Shard Close, but the Red Rum is still serving pints as well. I think the snooker club is still going. That side of Stonebridge Lane is a tip and there are some ****heads living over there. Yet on the other side around Stonedale Crescent they're a cracking bunch of people and hardly any problems at all around there.

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    Since this was announced Cockerham Way has been demolished and an empty row of houses in Preesal Way has gone.The remaining residents should be on the move soon and then the lot can then be demolished,our image will benefit from this with it being a main gateway into the city.

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    I've notice 3 ghost towns over the weekend. A big part of Crocky seems boarded up and ready to go, Gillmoss of course too and flats near to the Buckley Hill fire station/cabbage pub.
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    All the maisonettes in Belle Vale are being demolished as well.The 3 blocks of flats on the lancs (Altbridge Park) are empty and awaiting demolition as is the block of flats on Lowerhouse Lane (Langholme Heights).

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    A MULTI-million pound deal to build 600 homes on the site of a Liverpool “ghost town” is revealed today. more
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    THE water vole, one of Britain’s most endangered species, is to be given a new home at a “green” business park which is being created in Liverpool.

    A team of conservation experts plan to release 25 water voles into Stonebridge Park, a business park with office and light industrial space created by Liverpool Land Development Company in Gillmoss.

    The business park incorporates lakes and watercourses linked to the River Alt and its Sugarbrook tributary, making it an ideal ecological habitat for the water vole.

    Having been bred and reared in a secure environment within the confines of Chester Zoo, the water voles will be transported in individual cages to Stonebridge, and released at regular intervals into the special man-made burrows along the park’s central waterway.

    The burrows will provide temporary accommodation while the voles familiarise themselves with life in the wild. The conservation team expects the voles to build their own burrows once they are settled, and believes the young mammals will have all the skills to thrive in the wild. continues....
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    A LIVERPOOL ghost town is to be shut off from the rest of the city.
    The once close-knit community of Gillmoss is almost completely boarded up and blighted by arsonists and vandals. more
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    There's been an oversite in the planners plans as the Post Office at the Red Rum is still open . They hadn't realised that there was a business still running and they were planning to take away all access to the shops. Allegedly the kind landlord of the shops wont let the manageress of the post office out of the lease despite there being nobody around to use it.

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    LONG-SUFFERING residents are to have their say on a multi-million pound plan to finally revitalise a Liverpool ghost town.

    Just 12 households are still occupied on the near-derelict Gillmoss estate in Croxteth, some of which has already been demolished.

    But council officials are now preparing to consult people in the area on proposals to build hundreds of houses, flats and a football complex off the East Lancs Road.

    Community leaders welcomed the news that the site, blighted by arsonists and vandals, may soon be redeveloped.

    A previous plan to transform Gillmoss with a massive new Tesco and other shops collapsed late last year, after five years of delays.

    Croxteth councillor Phil Moffatt said: “Ultimately, the decision always has and always will remain with those who live here.

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    I'll be glad too see the back of it,I can't believe they've took so long to re-house the last remaining residents considering this ugly eyesore occupies a prominent position on one of our main thoroughfares.Imagine the amount of damage that has done to our city just sitting there in its derelict state,the least they could've done was put up banners saying demolition in progress or something.

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    A £100M plan to save a Liverpool ‘ghost town’ is now finally ready to go out to public consultation.

    Heavily-delayed plans for the housing development in Stonebridge Cross in Croxteth have now been revised and are ready to be made public. more
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    As Warren "Hannibal" Bradley always says "I love it when a plan coems together even if ti does take five years" oooopppp

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    THE final few houses in a Liverpool ghost town should be demolished by the end of the month.

    The last two residents moved out of what used Gillmoss after putting up with years of misery. more
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    Default THERE's NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE VALLEY VOLES

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    THE water vole, one of Britain’s most endangered species, is to be given a new home at a “green” business park which is being created in Liverpool.

    A team of conservation experts plan to release 25 water voles into Stonebridge Park, a business park with office and light industrial space created by Liverpool Land Development Company in Gillmoss.

    The business park incorporates lakes and watercourses linked to the River Alt and its Sugarbrook tributary, making it an ideal ecological habitat for the water vole.

    Having been bred and reared in a secure environment within the confines of Chester Zoo, the water voles will be transported in individual cages to Stonebridge, and released at regular intervals into the special man-made burrows along the park’s central waterway.

    The burrows will provide temporary accommodation while the voles familiarise themselves with life in the wild. The conservation team expects the voles to build their own burrows once they are settled, and believes the young mammals will have all the skills to thrive in the wild. continues....
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    A MULTI-MILLION pound deal to rebuild a flattened Liverpool community has collapsed.

    Developer David McLean Homes has pulled out of a deal to build 600 homes on the site off the East Lancs Road once occupied by the Gillmoss estate.

    The firm told Liverpool council the long-awaited scheme was not viable because of the property market.

    Community leaders today accused the council of letting down the former residents of Gillmoss, who were moved out of the estate on the basis it would be rebuilt with shops and sports facilities.

    The last few families to leave the four Gillmoss streets went through years of hell when yobs and arsonists started attacking empty homes.

    Plans to replace the estate with a ?100m community called Stonebridge Cross were first unveiled by the council in 2002.

    But after years of delays, the original scheme involving Tesco and David McLean Homes collapsed.

    It was then revived as a housing-only development, with David McLean Homes back on board.

    After the last few residents were rehoused, the four streets were demolished earlier this year.

    Now officials will have to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new scheme.

    Croxteth councillor Rose Bailey said: ?This whole experience has been awful.

    ?All those people did not want to move out, but they did for the benefit of the whole community. Now we are left with an open space.

    ?The council must now come up with a firm plan, and I think there should be an inquiry into why a community was devastated and there are no proposals on the table.?

    A council spokesman said: ?David McLean Homes notified us it is, in effect, withdrawing from the Stonebridge Cross scheme as result of the current adverse conditions in the property market.

    ?Clearly we are very disappointed, but our priority now is to look as quickly as possible at the available options for the redevelopment of this area and finding the best way forward for the community.?

    Cllr Marilyn Fielding, executive member for safer communities, added: ?We worked very hard to deliver a major project. The fact it has failed has nothing to do with the scheme, the council or the developer.

    ?It has everything to do with the collapse of the housing market and the credit crunch affecting every part of the country. Cllr Bailey should save her criticisms for Gordon Brown and the government.?

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    A COLLAPSED regeneration scheme in Liverpool could be resurrected once the credit crunch is over.

    Families were moved out of four streets in Gillmoss so their estate could be flattened to make way for a Tesco supermarket and hundreds of new homes.

    Although Tesco later withdrew from the Stonebridge Cross project, developer David McLean Homes was still involved until two months ago.

    The firm then pulled out of a deal to build 600 properties, telling Liverpool council it was not viable because of the state of the market.

    The news was met with anger from current and former Gillmoss residents, who said their community was destroyed for nothing.

    Today, David McLean Homes gave a glimmer of hope the scheme might later be revived.

    Managing director Paul Halliwell said: ?Due to the changing market conditions the viability of the regeneration scheme has been significantly reduced.

    ?We have expressed our willingness to continue our interest in the Stonebridge Cross regeneration project when conditions recover.?

    Peter Lees moved out of his flat in Altbridge Park to make way for the bulldozers. He said many residents had not wanted to move.

    He said: ?Over the last decade, we have been shown all sorts of plans and exhibitions about what it would be like.

    ?Some of the people who had lived in the tower blocks there for more than 30 years reluctantly agreed to leave.

    ?But now it is not going to happen. The place is falling apart and we are probably going to have to wait another three or four years until the market conditions are right again.?

    Mr Lees now fears the derelict land, off the East Lancs Road, will be a hotspot for fly-tipping and burned-out cars.

    He added: ?There is a sense of betrayal in this community, because we were shown how wonderful it was all going to be and now it is not happening.?

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    A NEW vision is being called for to see a flattened Liverpool community rebuilt.

    A scheme to develop the Stonebridge Cross site, off the East Lancs Road, which was once occupied by the Gillmoss estate, collapsed last year when David McLean Homes pulled out.

    Now a new masterplan will be drawn up with a neighbourhood committee including councillors and residents.

    Council opposition leader Joe Anderson said as there is already planning permission for 600 homes at Gillmoss, officials should team up with a housing association to build rented homes on the site.

    He said: ?There comes a time when the rhetoric has to stop and action taken. I urge the council to intervene to help residents and businesses through direct action.

    ?I also call on the council to urgently identify and develop Stonebridge Cross, which is in desperate need.

    ?I have written to the chief executive of the council asking him to look at negotiating a plan for this site with one or more of our housing associations, the Homes and Communities Agency and building contractors to urgently develop this site.?

    But council leader Warren Braldey said the site needed a mix of uses to avoid repeating past mistakes.

    He said: ?Liverpool has seen lots of failed social rented housing in this and other parts of the city, and the council must ensure the future is not more of the same. It would be ludicrous to be as prescriptive as Cllr Anderson suggest and just put more of the same failed housing back.

    ?The housing strategy for any area of a city should not be wholly dependant on social housing, particularly in a recession.?

    Rob Monaghan, head of gateways at regeneration group Liverpool Vision, said: ?All options for the development of this site will be discussd in order to create a new masterplan.

    ?It will ensure we are in a position to move ahead quickly and effectively when the market improves.?

    The Housing and Communities Agency, which owns the site, said it was willing to talk about different options.

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