The Synagogue on Arnside Road is set to make way for new homes

Plans have been submitted to Sefton Council to redevelop the place of worship, which plays host to Southport’s Hebrew congregation, into a block of flats that would lead to part of the building, consecrated in 1926, being demolished.

The facade of the building however would remain intact.

Formby based architect firm RL Horwich have submitted the application on behalf of the Southport Hebrew Congregation themselves.

Under the proposed plans it has been suggested that a block of six three-storey flats would be built behind the exisiting building facade .

A further twelve flats varying between three and two-storeys will be built along the North-East, East and South-East boundaries of the site.

The basement of the Synagogue will be transformed into a car park.

A spokesperson for RL Horwich said: “This is an outline application which seeks to gain permission for residential use of the site and to establish the height and volume or mass of a development for which detailed planning permission will be sought at a future date.”

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