West Kirby & Hoylake Regeneration Plans
Wirral Council's plans follow a 175-page review Regeneration Plan for Hoylake and West Kirby, published in November 2004, available as a 33MB .pdf file.
The document was available from www.wirral.gov.uk/LGCL/100006/200079/823/content_0000680.html, although this now seems to have been removed.
But you can download the document from here.
Sections that particularly apply to West Kirby are
Map on page 6 of the .pdf document.
Medium/Long Term Regeneration plans on page 124-132
Summary of public consultation on pages 145-147 of the .pdf document.
The Hotel / Sail
See the Sail page
The Regeneration Plan for Hoylake and West Kirby, proposes that "a parking feasibility study will need to be undertaken, with possible solutions investigated in more detail. The consideration of a multi-storey car park as part of the Concourse redevelopment should be made as a solution to this scenario, in addition to deck access parking on the current Safeway car park and herringbone parking along the South Parade".
At the Local Area Forum held in West Kirby on 19 February 2008, council officers confirmed that this was still being considered. At the Area Forum of 16th Feb 2009, Council Officers announced that the echelon parking idea "is dead", and will not be going ahead.
Plans for improvements to the gardens, redevelopment of the cafe and changes to the covered seating (the 'ovens') are being considered by the Council (Feb 2008).
The Council have been liaising with the Friends of Coronation Gardens over the last two years about what form the redevelopment will take.
Pedestrianisation of the Crescent
The Council is considering carrying this out as a pilot scheme for 6 to 12 months, starting in Spring 2009.
The concerns of traders include the access problems for those with limited mobility.
April 2009: Following a petition signed by many of the traders operating within the Crescent, and taking into account the difficult economic climate, the Council decided that the pilot pedestrianisation should not proceed for the time being.
Birket Valley Golf Project
See the Birket Valley page