Decision details


Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report seeks approval for the appropriation of land owned by the Council for planning purposes to form part of the Milton Pavements development which is then to be developed by Wirral Growth Company.  The appropriation is in accordance with the Option Agreement between Wirral Borough Council and Wirral Growth Company.


That the Director of Regeneration and Place approves the appropriation of land comprising part of the Milton Pavements, Birkenhead  development, as identified in paragraph 3.3 of this report,  for planning purposes.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable the Council to comply with its legal duties further to the Option Agreement between Wirral Brough Council and Wirral Growth Company as varied on 15 December 2020 to allow the development of the Birkenhead Commercial District to begin.

Alternative options considered:

Not appropriating the site for planning purposes has been considered but been rejected as it would not enable the development of the Milton Pavements site as agreed by Cabinet when it approved the Partnership Business Plan and Site Development Plan for the Birkenhead Commercial District in February 2020.  Given the Option Agreement between the Council and Wirral Growth Company and the obligations it places on the Council, the Council could be potentially liable to pay compensation to the Wirral Growth Company were it to not appropriate the land.

Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/07/2021

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