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CPO deal for £150m regeneration

Progress is being made in the £150 million regeneration of Great Homer Street in north Liverpool after Liverpool City Council officially made the Compulsory Purchase Order needed to acquire the former market site.

Assuming no-one objects to the CPO, the council and its development partner St Mowden will be able to press ahead with the development, known as Project Jennifer, which includes retail outlets including a 10,210 sq m Sainsbury’s supermarket, 480 new homes, a community centre, leisure complex, market and health centre.

The council has also altered its redevelopment plans to ensure that residents living on Skirving Street will be allowed to remain in their homes after previously being threatened with eviction.

St Modwen regional director Michelle Taylor said: “This decision is another major milestone for the regeneration of Great Homer Street.

“There is still a great deal of work to be done but, with the CPO process officially underway and providing there are no major objections received, the scheme could start on site as early as 2012.”

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