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Old Ambulance Station on Church Road is to be 3 dwelling houses

Work has commenced on the Former Ambulance Station on Church Road in Formby. The site is to be demolished and then three detached dwelling houses will be built.

The ambulance station has stood empty for many years and the site just left to go into disrepair. Planning applications have been submitted previously and changed many times over the last ten years but the site will now get the much needed upgrade that it needs. The previous proposition for 12 apartments was withdrawn in December.

The site is located at the former Formby Ambulance Station at the junction of Church Road and Kenyon’s Lane. It is a prominent corner site and along one of the main throughfares through Formby, being close to Formby’s small-town centre. Sitting within an area classed as residential in the council’s local plan, the neighbouring and adjacent properties are all of residential use.

The existing white rendered building is single storey with a butterfly roof (inverted pitch roof with a central longitudinal valley gutter), noted to be over 40 years old. It’s style and materiality are incongruent with the other surrounding buildings and out of character with the mostly traditional character of Formby. Despite its prominent and central location to Formby town centre and other local amenities, the building has been vacant for many years and is beginning to show its age through lack of regular maintenance of both the building and the ground it stands in.

The planning application can be viewed on Sefton website with this reference: DC/2020/02567



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