Halsnead Garden Village homes, Vistry Partnerships, p planning

MPSL designed the layout for the Vistry Partnerships application at Halsnead Garden Village. Credit: via planning documents

Knowsley gives all-clear for 120 Vistry homes

Halsnead Garden Village’s housing delivery hits its next milestone, with the developer securing planning permission to construct a neighbourhood on eight acres north of the M62.

Knowsley Council approved Vistry Partnership’s application on Thursday under delegated powers.

Vistry Partnerships’ future 120 homes would be accessed via Lickers Lane. The proposals included a mix of 22 four-bed houses, 86 three-bed ones, and 12 two-bed flats. These apartments would sit in a three-storey block.

Of the 120 homes, 20 are set to be affordable. This is less than the 20% required by policy, with Vistry arguing that a 16.7% delivery was in line with viability concerns.

The approved plans also include parking for 252 cars.

Vistry’s housing development is part of the wider Halsnead Garden Village. When complete, the site will see the delivery of 1,600 homes, 56 acres of employment land, and 82 acres of green space – including a country park.

Hive Land and Planning is the planning consultant for the Vistry scheme, which was designed by MPSL and landscape architect Urban Green.

The project team includes E3P, Eddisons, AES Sustainability Consultants, AJP, Wardell Armstrong, Mott Macdonald, Stantec, Lanpro, and Professional Consult.

You can learn more about the application by searching reference number 22/00600/FUL on Knowsley Council’s planning portal.

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252 parking spaces for 120 homes seems to go against the ethos of a Garden Village. Where is the provision for the 99 bus to Whiston station to access the development?

By Anonymous

This “garden village” is certainly going to be completely car dependent. Too low density to support shops, miles from the nearest station, no plans for a bus, motorway going through the middle of it…

By Anonymous

“Another Pleasant Valley Sunday, charcoal burnin` everywhere”

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