A decision on item 10 (which was the Wirral Churches’ ARK Project planning application for 55 Duke Street, Birkenhead, CH41 8BW) was deferred at Tuesday’s Planning Committee. The reason given by the Chair of the Planning Committee, was that officers had asked for it to be deferred due to further information having been received which they would like to assess properly.
This is a former public house called “Grand Trunk Hotel” on the corner of Duke Street and Old Bidston Road, which was sold last year for £42,000. Wirral Churches’ Ark Project’s proposal is to change its use to six bedsits on the first and second floor with offices on the ground floor. A qualifying petition of signatures from sixty different addresses has been submitted against it.