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23/02/2018

Appeal: 160 homes for green space between Lennon and McCartney’s childhood homes

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Plans for 160 homes in Allerton, Liverpool, can go ahead, after an inspector found that the benefits of addressing the area's housing supply shortfall outweighed harm to the setting of an Alfred Waterhouse designed grade II* listed building nearby.

Allerton Priory is roughly equidistant from the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and close to both Strawberry Field and Eleanor Rigby’s gravesite. Built for John Grant Morris, a prominent Liverpudlian industrialist and later Mayor of the city, it was designed in the ‘Modern Gothic’ style by Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse. Historic England........
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