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Knowsley Council has approved the 45-home scheme. Credit: via Outlier Strategy

Knowsley approves 45 affordable homes for Prescot

Group D Developments is teaming up with Onward Homes to deliver a mix of 19 houses and 26 apartments off Liverpool Road, once Dye House has been demolished.

The scheme has been designed by sister company Group D Architect, and secured the approval of Knowsley Council’s planning committee after a site visit to gage its potential impact on the largely undeveloped 2.5-acre plot.

Work will begin on site in the autumn with a view completion by spring 2026.

The project will provide 16 one-bedroom apartments, eight two-bedroom apartments, five two-bedroom houses, and 16 three-bedroom houses.

Speaking afterwards, Group D’s Patrick Taft said: “We are delighted that after careful consideration, councillors have agreed that our approach will be an enhancement of a sensitive site, and a fitting gateway into Prescot.

“Our design has been informed by local knowledge, a respect for the site’s location and the aim to add something positive and distinctive to the ongoing revival of Prescot.”

To maintain quality public space 50% of the site area will remain green, with extensive tree planting to follow.

Taft added: “We wanted to design for the creation of a genuine community with a definite sense of place that would also sit as a natural and organic extension to Prescot.

“The affordable rent-to-buy tenure, and diverse range of property types, will help to foster a really inclusive and eclectic demographic mix. It’s really a place for everyone that will add something extra to the vitality of a thriving Prescot.”

“As someone who grew up in the area, it’s been great to see the revival of Prescot with the transformational Shakespeare of the North providing a real catalyst for economic and civic renewal. It’s pleasing that we have been able to contribute to that renaissance.”

The project team features Roman Summer Associates, Fusion, Betts Geo, Mulberry, Curtins, Collington Winter Environmental, Shape Consulting, Base Energy, and Professional Consult.

To view the plans, search for application reference number 23/00233/FUL on Knowsley Council’s planning portal.

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Congratulations on a great scheme, really nice design, just what the area needs.

By Anonymous

Great to see something different being proposed over the red box Cut and Paste architecture from neighbouring developers..

By Anonymous

Congratulations! This is great news.

By Anonymous

This project really does feel like it’s been planned and designed carefully for the good of the community.

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