Southport and Crosby Town Centres are set for a major economic boost following the approval of two major investment schemes at Sefton Council’s Planning Committee last night.
The multi-million pound plans, which were approved following extensive discussions, will see the construction of a 96 bedroom hotel along with the remodelling of the Marble Place shopping centre. The new development will build on the main aims of the Southport Development Framework, maximising the resorts current assets and improving the quality of the accommodation in the town. It is anticipated that Marble Place will deliver up to 50 local jobs.
Sefton Council’s Planning Committee also granted planning permission for the refurbishment of the 1930s Glenn Buildings on Moore Lane Crosby, including the replacement of the shop fronts. The scheme will see the creation of more flexible spaces, while the existing retail unit next door will be demolished and redeveloped across two floors.
Cllr Ian Maher, Labour Leader of Sefton Council, said: “The approval of these two schemes is hugely significant in the delivery of the Vision for Sefton 2030 and our regeneration aspirations for both Southport and Crosby.
“The investment demonstrates the confidence that the private sector has in our borough and lets everyone know that Sefton is open for business.
“We will now continue to work closely with developers to ensure that these schemes deliver lasting change through sustainable regeneration and the creation of local job opportunities.”
Cllr Daren Veidman, Cabinet Member for Planning and Building Control, said: “The planning team have worked hard with potential investors to make sure that the schemes work for both the developers and for our communities.
“Ultimately we want the right form of regeneration that supports the Vision for Sefton 2030 and builds on our assets.”
Further details on the planning applications are available via Sefton.gov.uk