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Torus Invites West Derby Locals to Have Their Say on the Future of Melwood

Developer opens consultation for residents and businesses of West Derby to help shape the future of Liverpool Football Club’s Melwood training ground.

The site, which was acquired by local growth and regeneration group, Torus, previously had planning permission already in place to build homes. However, no firm plans have been drawn up for the site under Torus, and won’t be until the community has been consulted.

Offering residents the opportunity to help shape the vision for the site, community members will be consulted throughout planning to help bring the scheme to life. Residents and businesses of West Derby will be given the chance to attend consultation sessions over a period of six months and be able to share their views and Memories of Melwood, 24/7 via a dedicated website:

As a leading affordable homes provider and landlord with deep roots in Liverpool and West Derby, Torus is committed to working with people who live and work in the area to help build great homes and strong communities, which is why the group will be hosting multiple Community Consultation events, the first of which will take place on Tuesday 24th at St Luke’s Community Centre and Wednesday 25th March at St Paul’s Parish Club from 2pm to 7.30pm.

Torus has also appointed Liverpool-based Community Interest Company, We Make Places, to work alongside the local community to create a living heritage project; Memories of Melwood. This will be an amalgamation of people’s memories of the site and will ensure the heritage of the facility is celebrated and not forgotten.

Chris Bowen, Managing Director of Torus Developments, said: “We understand how important the Melwood training facility is – not just for West Derby residents, but also for LFC fans – and we want to honour that heritage, but also build a legacy beyond football with the continued help of the community.

“This will be a housing-led scheme that will benefit West Derby for generations to come, so we’re asking local people to share their views and become a part of Melwood’s future.”