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Plans for £40m revamp of housing in north Liverpool revealed

PLANS to give a £40m facelift to housing around four of Liverpool’s leading tourist attractions were revealed today.

Former council homes on the main routes from the city centre to Everton FC and Liverpool FC’s stadiums, Aintree racecourse, the Northern Docks and the proposed Liverpool Waters development will be drastically transformed.

City landlord Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has just started carrying out the environmental work, due to be completed by 2015.

The work will be carried out on the following routes: Waterloo Road leading to Regent Road; Great Howard Street leading to Derby Road; Vauxhall Road leading to Commercial Road; and Scotland Road leading to Kirkdale Road and Walton Road.

About 3,990 LMH-owned homes will receive new fences, more than 500 new roofs will be fitted, 4,200 homes will have their roofs repaired, and the communal areas of 140 flats will be overhauled.

Meanwhile, empty maisonette properties in Barlow Street, Kirkdale, will be demolished to make way for 18 new “town house” style properties aimed at rejuvenating the outlook onto Westminster Road. That development is due to be finished by the end of the year.

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