How the scheme could look once complete. Credit: via Katie Bentley

Approval primed for 328,600 sq ft Knowsley industrial

Marshall CDP wants to build five commercial units across 18 acres at Earlsfield Park, part of Ion Developments’ wider £62m masterplan for the area.

Knowsley Council is expected to approve Marshall’s plans to deliver the 328,600 sq ft industrial scheme at a planning meeting next Thursday.

Units would range from 21,700 sq ft to 73,000 sq ft, each provided with their own service yard and car parking.

The development covers 18 acres of a larger 22-acre plot Marshall acquired in 2021 from Ion, which was granted planning permission in 2018 for its outline plans for the wider 57-site to create a 40-acre employment park and around 150 homes.

Since then, Bellway has built 154 homes on the western portion of the larger site, while Ion has created a motorway service station for Eurogarages off Junction 2 of the M57 to the east.

Marshall’s plans for the next phase of the masterplan have received 36 objections, with concerns raised surrounding heavy traffic, the effect on wildlife, and noise.

However, it was announced in September that the Huyton scheme could benefit from a £4m funding boost under Liverpool City Region’s investment zone plans.

Want to learn more about the development? Search for application number 23/01429/REM on Knowsley Council’s planning portal.

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Knowsley Lane needs improved public transport links and these developments will only exacerbate this need, unless there is a significant s106 contribution to, say, a bus link to Prescot or Huyton stations

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The site sits between an A road, a motorway and a housing estate. Knowsley has one of the worst employment rates in Britain, making it one of the most deprived places in the country…and there are objections about noise, wildlife and traffic.

What wildlife? The safari park is across the motorway. It’s not like it’s the wilds of northern Scotland or something.

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