Still time to have your say on key plans for Birkenhead

03 February 2023
Aerial image of part of Birkenhead showing the former rail line of planned Dock Branch Park stretching from left to right
Aerial image of part of Birkenhead showing the former rail line of planned Dock Branch Park stretching from left to right

People are being encouraged to take the chance to have their say on major proposals for a new neighbourhood in Birkenhead.

The consultation on the proposed Dock Branch Neighbourhood is still underway and is a chance for everyone who visits, lives, or works in Birkenhead to play their part in helping shape the town’s future.

The Dock Branch Neighbourhood will be located in the immediate area surrounding a new park on the former Dock Branch rail line which cuts across the town.

It will bring together desirable residential opportunities along with commercial and leisure uses to create an attractive and vibrant place for people to live and work as well as a destination to visit.

Work is already underway developing the Dock Branch railway line as a linear park which will connect the town centre with Wirral Waters in a key project which will help transform this part of Birkenhead.

But to build up a successful and vibrant neighbourhood around the park lots of different things are needed, from the mix of different types of homes and how people get around the area to making sure it is sustainable and that it maximises the opportunities to promote health and well-being, to name a few.

This consultation aims to find out more about which things people find important in creating a desirable place to live, work and spend leisure time.

This is part of wider regeneration taking place across Wirral’s Left Bank from Bromborough to New Brighton via Birkenhead, Seacombe, and Liscard and based on the emerging Local Plan which will also help protect the borough’s Green Belt.

The consultation continues until February 16. To take part online visit the council’s HaveYourSay website.

You can also visit BirkenEd’s Place in Birkenhead town centre – this is an easily accessible location for anyone wanting to learn about the ambitious plans for Birkenhead and, crucially, to help shape decisions about the future of the town with the engagement in BirkenEd’s Place being led by independent local social enterprise PLACED.

BirkenEd’s Place in person consultation focused on Dock Branch Neighbourhood starts 8th February and continues through until 18th February.

Details on this and other engagement opportunities can be found on the BirkenEd’s Place website.

graphic saying: Reimagine Dock Branch Neighborhood

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