Green light for 350 homes at Halsnead Garden Village  

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey can start redeveloping 40 acres at the Knowsley scheme after the council signed the project off.

Knowsley Council granted provisional approval for the project last summer but a final decision notice for the 350-home development was signed last week. 

The scheme, which features three- and four-bedroom homes, lies north of the M62 and forms part of the south-eastern parcel of land within Halsnead Garden Village.  

Halsnead was one of the first 14 sites in England awarded Garden Village status by the Government in 2017. Others in the North West included Bailrigg, Godley Green and Handforth. 

Last week, Story Homes unveiled plans for a 1,300-home Garden Village in Cuerdale, Lancashire.

The Halsnead masterplan, led by Knowsley Council, plots the development of 1,600 homes, 55 acres of employment land and 81 acres of green space across the 430-acre former Cronton Colliery east of Junction 6 of the M62. 

Logistics developer Tritax Symmetry, in partnership with national charity the Land Trust, is bringing forward the employment element – the 1m sq ft Symmetry Park – and the 65-acre country park. 

Alongside Taylor Wimpey, Stewart Milne Homes and a joint venture between Bloor Homes and Maro are advancing plans for further residential elements at Halsnead. 

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