Kirkby scheme in for planning

Published:  05 March, 2017

St Modwen submits planning application for Kirkby town centre

Regeneration specialist St Modwen has submitted a planning application to Knowsley Council for the retail phase of the redevelopment of Kirkby town centre.

The planning application is for a 116,000-sq ft scheme that will comprise of a supermarket, around 76,000 sq ft of new shops, improved pedestrian links, car parking, new public realm and landscaping. The redevelopment will complement, enhance and integrate with the existing town centre shops and facilities.

The application follows public consultation which saw 95 per cent of residents and stakeholders support the plans.

St Modwen projects director Paul Batho said: “Our plans for Kirkby town centre incorporate the feedback we received during the public consultation and will provide Kirkby with a real boost.

“The scheme will provide a new supermarket and will widen the range of shops that will meet the shopping needs of the people of Kirkby and the surrounding area. The development proposal will boost the local economy, creating new jobs during and post construction, as well as bringing more shoppers and other local businesses to the town.”

Subject to the determination of the planning application, work could commence later this year with completion scheduled for next year.

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