Cleveland Street (Britannia) Masterplan Phase 2

Wirral Council has set out an ambitious vision to turn the Cleveland Street area, formerly known as Britannia, into a family-friendly neighbourhood. Phase 1 of this consultation asked for opinions on a design for the area in order help to develop a vision for the neighbourhood.

The emerging Local Plan and the Birkenhead 2040 Framework have also informed plans for Cleveland Street area. The key driver behind the development is the ambition to create a new, high quality family neighbourhood located near all the services and facilities that residents need. The Local Plan sets out the aspirations to build approximately 1,025 homes and create “a new high-quality residential led mixed-use neighbourhood with new public open space, a primary school and various public realm and building improvements.” The plans for the Hamilton Park Regeneration Area, which includes Cleveland Street neighbourhood, are shaped by these commitments.

Map of Cleveland Street Neighbourhood Masterplan area

The neighbourhood is located south of the Wirral Waters development and north of Birkenhead Park. This location will see the new neighbourhood added to the existing residential community at Hamilton Park and connected to the new proposed Vittoria Studios apartment development.

What do the proposals include?

Homes

• A new neighbourhood for people to live, with 1025 new homes proposed.

• Approximately half of new homes to be houses or maisonettes.

• Up to 60% of all homes will be family size, with three or more bedrooms.

Access

• Reducing the need to drive, by improving options for walking, cycling and public transport.

• Fostering a sustainable neighbourhood with local services on the doorstep.

• Improving the links between the neighbourhood, the Docks, Birkenhead Park, and Birkenhead Town Centre.

Business and workplaces

• Retaining employment uses that can coexist with homes.

• Creating new employment spaces on the ground floors of residential buildings.

Community

• Building a new primary school.

• Transforming Duke Street into West Birkenhead’s high street.

• Providing new neighbourhood park.

Environment and sustainability

• Designing a highly sustainable neighbourhood, designed to for climate change.

• Embedding green, biodiverse, edible, playable and flood-resistant open space.

• Designed to make it easier for people to reduce their energy use.

• Putting systems in place to retain and reuse resources where possible, such as materials, energy, and water.

This second phase of engagement seeks to receive your opinion on the developed masterplan for the area. We will use your feedback to review and finalise the draft masterplan. You can view the Cleveland Street Masterplan in full, or view an Executive Summary in the Documents section of this page. The report from the first phase on engagement can also be found in the Documents section.

To provide your feedback please complete the survey below. This engagement is is open for contributions until 24 October 2023.

Wirral Council has set out an ambitious vision to turn the Cleveland Street area, formerly known as Britannia, into a family-friendly neighbourhood. Phase 1 of this consultation asked for opinions on a design for the area in order help to develop a vision for the neighbourhood.

The emerging Local Plan and the Birkenhead 2040 Framework have also informed plans for Cleveland Street area. The key driver behind the development is the ambition to create a new, high quality family neighbourhood located near all the services and facilities that residents need. The Local Plan sets out the aspirations to build approximately 1,025 homes and create “a new high-quality residential led mixed-use neighbourhood with new public open space, a primary school and various public realm and building improvements.” The plans for the Hamilton Park Regeneration Area, which includes Cleveland Street neighbourhood, are shaped by these commitments.

Map of Cleveland Street Neighbourhood Masterplan area

The neighbourhood is located south of the Wirral Waters development and north of Birkenhead Park. This location will see the new neighbourhood added to the existing residential community at Hamilton Park and connected to the new proposed Vittoria Studios apartment development.

What do the proposals include?

Homes

• A new neighbourhood for people to live, with 1025 new homes proposed.

• Approximately half of new homes to be houses or maisonettes.

• Up to 60% of all homes will be family size, with three or more bedrooms.

Access

• Reducing the need to drive, by improving options for walking, cycling and public transport.

• Fostering a sustainable neighbourhood with local services on the doorstep.

• Improving the links between the neighbourhood, the Docks, Birkenhead Park, and Birkenhead Town Centre.

Business and workplaces

• Retaining employment uses that can coexist with homes.

• Creating new employment spaces on the ground floors of residential buildings.

Community

• Building a new primary school.

• Transforming Duke Street into West Birkenhead’s high street.

• Providing new neighbourhood park.

Environment and sustainability

• Designing a highly sustainable neighbourhood, designed to for climate change.

• Embedding green, biodiverse, edible, playable and flood-resistant open space.

• Designed to make it easier for people to reduce their energy use.

• Putting systems in place to retain and reuse resources where possible, such as materials, energy, and water.

This second phase of engagement seeks to receive your opinion on the developed masterplan for the area. We will use your feedback to review and finalise the draft masterplan. You can view the Cleveland Street Masterplan in full, or view an Executive Summary in the Documents section of this page. The report from the first phase on engagement can also be found in the Documents section.

To provide your feedback please complete the survey below. This engagement is is open for contributions until 24 October 2023.

Page last updated: 06 Sep 2023, 01:15 PM