PLANS for the £150m revamp of Liverpool’s Welsh Streets have been submitted to the council.
They will see 150 homes built and 37 of the Victorian terraces in Toxteth refurbished.
But 280 homes will still be demolished, prompting criticism from heritage campaigners.
Unlike the current terraced housing, the new homes will be largely semi-detached, with gardens and drives.
Claire Griffith, from housing association Plus Dane, said: “The scheme has been developed with the needs and aspirations of residents at the forefront.”
But David Ireland, of the charity Empty Homes, said the criteria of the independent report which recommended demolition made it “impossible for the refurbishment options score well”.
The plans are now awaiting approval from councillors.