AMBITIOUS plans to more than double the size of an historic Wirral village have been submitted to planners.
The proposals would see almost 200 new houses built on part of the former Unichema factory site next to Bromborough Pool – one of the first villages built by a philanthropic factory owner for his workers.
If the plans are approved the site would also be cleaned up and new industrial units built along with a ‘riverside walk’ alongside the River Dibbin.
The scheme has been welcomed by Bromborough councillor Steve Niblock who said he believes they will make the village “more sustainable as a community”.
He said the Bromborough Pool conservation area has around 100 homes at present and the plans would see around 39 new houses per hectare built on 4.4 hectares of the former factory site.
According to the planning application the site, which is currently vacant and “of poor quality”, is described as “unsuitable for modern industrial purposes”.