^ Absolutely.New buildings should be designed to support active streets and frontages. Along key vehicular edges this may be in the form of ground floor active commercial uses, which could include social and evening uses such as retail (Use Class A1) and restaurants and cafés (Use Class A3) provided that such uses are managed in a way that does not conflict with residential amenity. Equally, ground floor units may also include office space aimed at start-up businesses (Use Class B1) or even uses such as gyms or crèches (Use Class D1 or D2). Retail, leisure and community uses should be focussed along Vauxhall Road to reinforce its role as the heart of the area. Uses should be of a neighbourhood scale and not compete with the city centre or Great Homer Street (District Centre).
All nice plans but next to nothing actually on site.PUMPFIELDS - DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
DRAFT – May 2018
I lived in Lee Bank when I first move down to Brum in 1993. It was a tower block named Haddon Tower, which, though structurally sound, was demolished in a controlled explosion about 10 years ago.I would really like this area to be regenerated like Lee Bank - now known as Park Central - in Birmingham. I don't see Liverpool having a comparable area. It's a diverse community but contains a lot of young professionals - several who are not from the area originally (myself included).
The centre point of the development is two parks which are really well used by the community, people have BBQs with friends in the sun, Zumba classes and so on.
From a commercial side there isn't much but being so close to the city centre it isn't an issue.