Crosby Labour MP Bill Esterson said he was reassured by St Modwen when
he met them to discuss their plans for Crosby Village
The developers recently bought some of the land in Crosby from
Sainsbury's and told Bill Esterson that they will be making sure the
property they now own is tidied, cleaned and repainted. St Modwen also
discussed their longer term plans with Mr Esterson and told him that
they will be investing in parts of the village.
Bill Esterson said, "A number of people in Crosby have asked me what
is happening to the village, now that St Modwen owns some of the
building. I was reassured when I met St Modwen as they confirmed that
they will be looking after the land and property that they own. This
is to include keeping their land tidy, cleaning and repainting some of
the buildings and working more closely with tenants in the shops. St
Modwen are also keen to invest in the property they own in Crosby.
They told me they can see the potential for some redevelopment of parts of Crosby. I am optimistic after meeting St Modwen that their plans will start to see improvements in Crosby. The potential for
Crosby village to be a thriving village centre with a proper mix of shops, restaurants, bars and residential accommodation is obvious to everyone who lives and works in Crosby. I am therefore pleased that St Modwen appear to be keen to invest in the village and I look forward to them being ready to discuss their plans with the local community.
Bill Esterson said he hoped St Modwen would work with the local community. The MP said, "We saw with Sainsbury's that imposing an unsuitable plan on the community in Crosby was simply not acceptable. I therefore hope that St Modwen will work with traders, staff, shoppers and residents and I stressed to St Modwen how important it is to work with the local community in developing their plans.
"The future of Crosby Village has been one of the most important parts of my job since I became the MP for Sefton Central in 2010. I hope that with St Modwen becoming involved, we now finally have the chance to unlock the potential of the village to the benefit of everyone in Crosby."
Bill Esterson MP is pictured with Blundellsands councillor, Dan Lewis
in Crosby village