An information event is being held for residents and businesses to find out more about the plans to redevelop Kirkby town centre with a Morrisons supermarket and other new shops.
St Modwen will be displaying the plans which have been submitted to Knowsley Council at 17 St Chad’s Parade between 11:30am and 5:30pm on Friday 20 October.
Representatives of St Modwen will be on hand to talk people through the plans.
Paul Batho, Projects Director at St Modwen, said:
“We have submitted a revised planning application to reflect the requirements of Morrisons which is currently being considered by Knowsley Council. This will be determined by the planning committee in the coming weeks.
“Following a very successful consultation event, we are holding an information event for the people of Kirkby to come and talk to the team to get an update on our plans to extend and improve Kirkby town centre.”
Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Councillor Graham Morgan, said:
“This is a really exciting time for Kirkby with Morrisons having agreed a deal with St Modwen to anchor the proposed new retail development in the town centre.
“I would encourage residents and businesses to take this opportunity to come along and find out more and speak to St Modwen about the exciting plans for the town centre.”
The proposed new Morrisons supermarket will create around 200 jobs and will feature the retailer’s popular Market Street where customers can watch the store’s expert food makers, including butchers, fishmongers and bakers, prepare fresh food each day.
Work is now under way to demolish 150,000 sq ft of derelict buildings. The cleared site will make way for the new Morrisons supermarket, large shop units, pedestrian walkways that will link the existing town centre with the new development and additional car parking.
The planning application is due to be considered by Knowsley Council’s Planning Committee in November.
If the application is approved, construction work should begin early in 2018 and be completed in 2019.