Fury over Pickles’ Welsh Street knock-back

A LIVERPOOL regeneration scheme that included the former home of Ringo Starr, the Beates' drummer,  has been blocked.

Mayor Joe Anderson has erupted with fury at the decision by Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles to turn down the Welsh Streets project – despite it being recommended for approval by an independent Planning Inspector.

Under the plans – backed by 70% of the local community - 271 damp and run down homes were to have been demolished and replaced by 154 new houses. A... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...