Leverhulme remains fully committed to contributing to the acute housing needs of Wirral.
This follows the refusal of the appeals by Leverhulme to have the decisions of Wirral Council to reject seven separate planning applications overturned.
Nigel McGurk, Head of Planning and Development for Leverhulme, said: “Leverhulme is disappointed with the decisions reached by the inspector. As part of our long term vision we wanted to make a significant and early contribution to the identified needs of Wirral, but the inspector has not supported this.
“The very real and deeply embedded issues facing Wirral regarding the chronic lack of housing supply, in particular the urgent requirement for family and affordable housing, remain the same, and will not simply go away.
“Unfortunately for those in need of housing, Wirral Council’s current trajectory will continue to fail to deliver the mix of housing that the borough requires.
“We will continue to promote the Leverhulme Vision for deliverable, sustainable communities, most immediately via the Local Plan process. We look forward to ultimately contributing to the acute housing needs of the borough.”
Leverhulme subsequently took the decision to withdraw its appeal into a further application in Greasby.
Nigel added: “Leverhulme will also be reviewing the Inspector’s appeal decisions over the coming weeks, considering various options.”