What was once the Heswall Gospel Hall of Christian Brethren on Pensby Road could soon come a tumbling down and, in what might be seen by some as God taking a beating from Mammon, be replaced by 23 flats.
An application by Forth Homes has been submitted to Wirral Council in another clear sign that the increased demand locally for apartments shows no sign of letting up. Four of the flats will be one bedroom, the other 19, two.
The site plan reveals that there are 23 car parking spaces, one per flat. This has already caused some concern, with one Heswall Today reader contacting us to say that Radnor Avenue and Poll Hill Road are already congested and could do without both additional traffic and visitors’ cars in search of parking spaces.
For their part, Forth Homes says: “[We] recognise the demand for good quality, purpose built, new build affordable dwellings in the local vicinity. This application seeks permission to build…apartments to satisfy a local need. The proposal provides a valuable opportunity to enhance a derelict site in a prominent position within the popular residential town of Heswall.”
The company adds: “The introduction of a new building to the site is an opportunity to create architectural interest at the junction of Pensby Road, Radnor Avenue and Poll Hill Road.”