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Illustrative view of Barratt Homes house styles that would be included in the proposals. Credit: via UK Networks

Housebuilders unveil 730-home ambition in Kirkby

Barratt and David Wilson Homes have launched a second and final consultation for a £100m residential development on land south of Cherryfield Drive.

Andrew Taylor, planning director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West, said: “The feedback we received from the previous consultation held in August and September has helped shape our final plans, which we are now pleased to share with the public before submitting a planning application next month…

Taylor continued: “The proposals are also expected to deliver significant socio-economic benefits to Kirkby and support the town’s ongoing regeneration.”

Of the 730 homes, 70 are set to be affordable and 26 would be bungalows. All of the homes would be designed to be energy efficient with an Energy Performance Certificate of A, according to Barratt and David Wilson.

The scheme would also include 21 dwellings built to the Future Homes Standard, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions in new homes by 75% compared to homes built to current standards.

The homes themselves would range from having between one and four bedrooms. The house types would vary from terraced structures to semi-detached to detached.

An extension of Cherryfield Drive car park is also suggested in the plans, with 100 spaces being added.

At the same time, Barratt and David Wilson want to encourage sustainable and active travel with the development. The proposals thus include plans to improve Cherryfield Drive and ensure easy access to local bus and railway stations, as well as to the town centre.

Public open space is also included on the western part of the site bordering Valley Road. Barratt and David Wilson estimate the improvements towards public spaces would represent an investment of more than £1.5m.

The entire scheme would have a construction cost of £100m, according to Barratt and David Wilson.

The housebuilders are aiming to submit a planning application for the project to Knowsley Council in December.

If they can secure planning permission, Barratt and David Wilson predict they can start on site with demolition and remediation works in the summer. The entire scheme would take between seven and 10 years to complete.

Consultation on the Kirkby plans runs through 21 November. You can learn more at

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Really innovative looking housing there. Great job.

By Anonymous

Really pushing that creativity boat out here fellas. This looks completely different to every other housing estate built in the last 30 years – really well done.

By Anonymous

Are these anywhere near the new train station currently under construction, be an intelligent bit of planning if it is, anyway an increase in population might enable the new town centre cinema to go ahead, as it is on hold at present.

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