Bloor Homes can now progress with phase two of the Halsnead Garden Village development. Credit: via planning documents.

Knowsley approves 200 homes and 157,000 sq ft of industrial

A second phase residential project in Whiston has been granted planning permission, along with a three-unit industrial development off Ormskirk Road.

The decisions were made at Knowsley Council’s planning committee meeting on Thursday.

Land North of M62, off Windy Arbor Road

Bloor Homes received a green light for its 208-home scheme. This project will form the second phase of their development of Halsnead West, known as the Elowen Garden Village.

The application was one of reserved matters, with the company having acquired the land in March 2021 as part of a hybrid planning application.

The approved site is located north of the M62, and forms part of Halsnead Garden Village.

The council approved the plans, drawn up by Stantec, for the 104 three-bedroom houses and 104 four-bedroom houses. These houses will range from two to 2.5 storeys in height.

A 12-space car park will sit to the east of the site.

The project team includes Eddisons, Lees Roxburgh, and Tree Solutions.

The application’s reference is 22/00213/REM.

Read more about the project.

Land bounded by East Lancashire Road, Ormskirk Road, and Knowsley Lane

Knowsley Road Caddick Developments p.planning docs

Caddick’s development is planned as an extension to the neighbouring Knowsley Business Park. Credit: via planning documents

An employment boost is predicted for Knowsley, as Caddick Development’s plans to deliver 157,000 sq ft of industrial space have been approved by councillors.

An extension of Knowsley Business Park, the project will provide three units ranging from 31,500 sq ft to 73,500 sq ft. The industrial estate is currently occupied by organisations such as Amazon, Matalan and Kammac.

NJL Consulting is advising on the planning of this development and Fletcher Rae is the architect behind the plans. Urban Green is the landscape architect.

Electric vehicle charging points, air source heat pumps, and PV panels will be installed on site.

Tom Park, senior development manager at Caddick, said: “Knowsley Park is an exceptional location with almost unparalleled transport links both within the North West and across the UK.

“We’re proud of the work done to bring this scheme forward and we look forward to continuing our work with a range of regional stakeholders to help bring this first-class development to the market.”

The application’s reference is 22/00348/FUL.

Read more about the development.

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Knowsley, along with St Helens, is quietly turning into the Liverpool region’s engine room. This is good news. Let’s have more of the same.

By Sceptical

The sustainable transport provisions for the “garden village” appear to be non-existent. 3 & 4 bed houses inevitably means a lot more cars on to the local network.
Whiston station is close but the links are not attractive

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