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Special Cabinet meeting convened regarding Kirkby town centre

by Laura Johnston

Knowsley Council’s Cabinet will consider a report on Friday, 19 July 2019 regarding Kirkby town centre.

Councillor Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said “Just a short time ago at the end of May, we announced our intention to make an offer to St Modwen to purchase their assets in Kirkby town centre. In just a matter of weeks, we have sought and analysed independent valuations of these assets, carried out constructive and positive detailed negotiations, and made an in principle offer to St Modwen. I’d like to thank the Council officers who have worked so hard and well to get us to this point.

We have received confirmation that St Modwen’s Board has approved our in principle offer so, on Friday, I will be recommending that this deal is done so that we can take control of Kirkby town centre and deliver the regeneration scheme which our residents have been promised by the private sector for the last 20 years.

I will provide a further and more detailed update after Friday’s meeting.”