The layout for Bellway's Lydiate neighbourhood. Credit: via planning documents

Autumn start for 291 homes in Sefton

After acquiring more than 24 acres of farmland in Lydiate, Bellway is now aiming to be able to market the neighbourhood’s first homes this winter.

Remediation work on the site is set to begin this autumn, with construction following soon after. The housebuilder hopes to open show homes on the site in 2023.

Jenny Bell, sales director at Bellway, praised the Lydiate site.

“It is a superb location and we will be building a good selection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes, catering for all budgets,” she said.

CGI showing what the future homes may look like. Credit: via Philosophy PR

The site sits off Kenyons Lane and includes Morton’s Dairies. Bellway secured planning permission from Sefton Council to construct 291 homes in March. Of those homes, 88 would be designated affordable.

The houses will have between three and five bedrooms. There will be both semi-detached and detached homes.

As part of its Section 106 agreement with the council, Bellway has contributed more than £470,000 towards improving Kenyons Lane and the A59 junction. The housebuilder is also giving more than £166,000 towards healthcare in the community and another £18,300 towards helping with recreation.

APD designed the development for Bellway. Peacock + Smith was the planning consultant. The project team also included Lanpro, Waterco and Enzygo.

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Strange that Sefton can allow these houses to be built on farmland but be against the much needed feeder road road to Liverpool Docks on the Rimrose land.
Liverpool docks is a major employer and economic giant in this area and needs better roads to the motorways as the present traffic is too much.
Not saying these homes aren`t needed but there are masses of brownfield sites within the borough.

By Anonymous

@Anonymous: Where are these large swathes of vacant & viable brownfield land that could provide 291 homes? Or sites that could provide any large extent of housing over and above those already identified and allocated in the Local Plan?

If you do know of these sites I’m sure Sefton would leave to hear about them, especially as they currently have an open call for sites.

By JohnMac

Greenfield sites wouldn’t be viable
If you included all the external costs that this type of development generates.

By Anonymous

The CGI image is totally misleading because it suggests that the house site in spacious grounds surrounded by greenery, whereas the plan reveals that it actually sits only inches from its neighbours. This is a high-density urban style development in which nature won’t have a chance.

By Anonymous

How many of these will be classed as affordable housing?

By Anonymous

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