Plans for hundreds of new homes in Knowsley get approval

Knowsley Council has approved plans for 350 homes as part of the Halsnead Garden Village development, delivered by Taylor Wimpey.

The proposals consist of 3 and 4-bedroom houses, including 44 affordable homes, expected to be built at the site near Whiston.

Once complete, the development is expected to deliver around 1,600 homes and at least 22.5ha of employment land, alongside new education and healthcare provision and 33 hectares of green space.

Cllr Tony Brennan, cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, said: ‘I’m delighted to see the plans for Halsnead Garden Village progressing. The homes will be high quality and located within easy reach of acres of green space, offering a fantastic quality of life for the residents.

‘The developers will be supporting the Council in ensuring there are sufficient services and amenities for the residents. Bringing jobs and investment, as well as high quality new homes and attractive green space, Halsnead Garden Village will benefit everyone within the borough.’

As part of the conditions of the application, Taylor Wimpey are required to commit to supporting local services and amenities, contributing to additional primary and nursery education provision and improving healthcare and dental access.

The developer will also contribute to the provision of a community orchard and allotments, as well as public green space and outdoor sports facilities.

Halsnead Garden Village was one of the 14 sites in England awarded Garden Village status in 2017 by the government, which provides extra support for new communities between 1,500 and 10,000 homes meeting certain criteria.

In related news, housing provider Stonewater is set to deliver affordable and energy efficient homes for the village of Loxwood, as work begins on a new £10.75m development.

Photo supplied by Knowsley Council


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