PLANS to demolish a well-known Merseyside grot-spot and replace it with houses will be debated at a public consultation.
The derelict Formby powerhouse is a well-known landmark to commuters on Merseyrail's Northern Line. But it has become a target for vandals since falling into disuse. The proposals have attracted controversy with campaigners vowing to fight the plans.
Built in the early 1900s, the powerhouse supplied electricity to the Liverpool to Southport railway line until it stopped operating in 1946.
In 2010, Sefton council approved an application to convert the Hogs Hill Lane building into luxury apartments, but those plans were shelved. Developers are now eyeing up the land for 62 homes, car parking and public open space, with 10% of the new homes dedicated as affordable housing.
The consultation takes place at Formby Swimming Pool on Tuesday, November 20, from 3.30-7pm.Or view the plans at www.epp-planning.co.uk