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Merseyside Development Corporation

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what major developments are projected within the Merseyside development corporation area for the next five years.

Merseyside development corporation has a substantial programme of encouraging major developments throughout the designated area. MDC's policies are discussed at the ministerial corporate plan meeting and with officials at Merseyside task force throughout the year. MDC's strategy is to secure the self-sustaining regeneration of Merseyside and great emphasis is placed on attracting investment to the area. Twenty-two major developments are projected within MDC's area over the next five years. These include five developments on land not owned by the corporation but which could require MDC support.The list is as follows:

South Liverpool
  • Riverside Housing Area
  • Herculaneum—Commercial Development
  • Brunswick Business Park—Further refurbishment of industrial/commercial units
  • East Brunswick Housing Site
  • South Ferry Island—Commercial/residential development
Liverpool Waterfront
  • Kings Dock—Leisure development
  • Princes Dock1—Commercial/residential/leisure
  • Baltic Triangle—Office development
  • Albert Dock—Commercial/leisure
North Liverpool
  • Sandhills Business Park—Industrial development
  • BEOCO Site1—Mixed use/office/business park/retail
  • North Liverpool Industrial Area—Industrial development
  • Vauxhall Housing Area—Social/low cost housing
  • Waterloo Dock1—Further housing
  • 12 Quays
  • Rose Brae Phases I and II—Residential development
  • Scottsfield—Commercial/industrial development by Hanks Group plc.
  • Green Lane—Commercial/industrial development
  • Cammell Lairds1—In ownership of VSEL
New Brighton Area
  • Kings Esplanade Site—Leisure
  • Victoria Parade Site–60 residential units
  • Port expansion1—Port related activities, warehousing etc.
  • 1 Non-M DC land/property.