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BACK THE PLANS: Halsnead Garden Village plan

BACK THE PLANS: Halsnead Garden Village plan

When completed, the huge new development will see approximately 1,600 homes built on land north of the M62, with schools and GPs also set to be built, Image: Google Maps

Forty three new homes are set to be built in Knowsley, with councillors expected to back the plans later this week.

The mix of houses and apartments are set to be built by on land off Windy Arbour Brow on the edge of Whiston, close to the M62.

It is close to a planned 360 homes approved in the same area, with both set to form part of the new Halsnead Garden Village.

When completed, the huge new development will see  approximately 1,600 homes built on land north of the M62, with schools and GPs also set to be built.

A new country park also forms part of the long term proposal for the plans.

Knowsley Council’s planning committee will meet on Thursday to discuss the plans, with officers recommending they be approved.

The report said: “The application seeks planning permission for the demolition of the existing barn and the erection of 43 no. dwellings and new vehicular access from Windy Arbour Brow together with associated works. The proposed dwellings would comprise 14 no. 1 and 2-bedroom apartments and 29 no. 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses.

“The houses would be a mix of detached, semi-detached and a terrace, together with a 3-storey apartment block. Both 2 and 2.5-storey houses would be provided across the development. The application indicates that proposed dwellings would consist of 1 no. 4 bed detached market house and 29 no. affordable units.”

The site where the homes will be built used to be the site of a home, Carr Cottage, however it was demolished a number of years ago.

The remains of a barn building would be knocked down if the new homes are approved.

 

Words: Nick Tyrrell, Local Democracy Reporter


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