The Florence Institute Trust (The Florrie) are excited to announce further details of their Community Land Trust plans to deliver a mixed-use community led housing scheme in Dingle, Liverpool 8. The Florrie CLT was established in November 2021 when their vision document ‘Destination Dingle’ was officially launched and is a not-for profit community-based organisation made up of community members. The mission of the CLT is to meet local housing needs by creating spaces, homes and services that benefit and remain in community ownership for perpetuity.

As part of Liverpool City Councils new Community Led Housing Asset Disposal Programme, The Florrie have today submitted an expression of interest for land on Mill Street to transform the sites into c.68 homes and c.12 managed workspace units.

The Community Led Housing policy was launched in January this year to support the transfer of land or buildings from council ownership and is designed to encourage the growth of community-led housing.

The scheme will breathe new life into this part of Mill Street, with new public realm improvements, creating much needed family homes and employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities for local people.

The proposed Florrie CLT scheme would see a new affordable, quality housing development, new open green spaces, and community gardens with the Florrie’s current garden (The Tommy Bache Community Garden on Mill Street) further enhanced to create a public civic green courtyard for community events, surrounded by new homes and managed workspace units for new businesses, linking the three sites together.

Anne Lundon, CEO at the Florrie said “we are excited about our proposals, the Destination Dingle scheme is more than just building much needed homes, we are committed to providing longer term economic solutions for the people of Dingle, such as new jobs and apprenticeship opportunities for our local young people and expanding the support services and community activities we deliver within the Florrie. We have commissioned Architects Harrison Stringfellow to work with us to create the concept design images to show how affordable homes can be modern, desirable and aspirational in their designs. We are also pleased to partner with housing developers The Sovini Group to help us work up the scheme in more detail, build great homes and deliver a housing management solution for the long-term maintenance on behalf of the CLT”.

Details and images are set out to give an illustrated outline and overview of the scheme proposals that have been submitted to Liverpool City Council as part of our Expression of Interest submission to the Community Led Housing Asset Disposal of Lot 1 and are not at this stage guaranteed to progress any further and are subject to planning approvals and the successful completion of the Asset Land Disposal Transfer process.