Homebaked is a community land trust and co-operative bakery situated on the boundary between the neighbourhoods of Everton and Anfield, just opposite the Liverpool Football Club. The project is co-owned and co-produced by people who live and work in our area. Starting from having saved our iconic neighbourhood bakery from demolition and developed it into a thriving community-run business with a beautiful apartment above we are proposing to regenerate our high street ‘brick by brick and loaf by loaf’, using money that is spent in the neighbourhood to benefit our communities.
This work is based on the simple belief that we all deserve to live well. For us that means good jobs, secure homes, great food and welcoming spaces to meet, share stories, learn and celebrate.
In 2017 we began work on the apartment above the bakery - the first homes in Homebaked.
Marianne kicked off our time together with an overview of the Design and Development Process, giving us a sense of the provisional timescale that’s being looked at for making everything happen and where our meetings sit within all that.
As things currently stand our input, and the information gathered through the rest of the community consultation, should lead to the submission of a planning permission application in March, and as long as that’s granted, once the specifics have been finalised, we could be looking at a year or so for the construction work to take place.
Of course, wise words about best laid plans come to mind; money needs to be found and funding deadlines factored in to all this, plus there’ll inevitably be surprises, shocks and frustration along the way. Nevertheless, the hope is that there’ll be handover to the tenants at some point in 2020.
All of which means that we should be looking at a radically different high street in less than two years!
Drop into our new headquarters at 189 Oakfield Road (three doors down from the bakery) and let us know what you think of the plans for the terrace next to the bakery.
Pop in and say hello over the next four weeks on Thursdays 3-6pm, Fridays 10am - 1pm
We are very proud and happy to announce that following many months of planning, sweat, dust and creativity the flat above Homebaked bakery is nearly ready for the first tenants to move in. Before they do we would love you to come and visit, have a tour and celebrate with us.
Please join us on Saturday, 27th of January, 2018 between 12noon and 2pm at 197a Oakfield Rd, L4 0UF.
We will offer refreshments.
Have a listen to this podcast about Homebaked's Story and people-powered High Street regeneration.