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All 45 homes would be available for affordable rent. Credit: via planning documents

Knowsley site earmarked for 45 affordable homes

Group D Developments is seeking consent to deliver a mix of houses and apartments on the three-acre plot off Liverpool Road, a 10-minute walk from Prescot town centre.

The Knowsley scheme has been designed by Group D Architects, the developer’s sister company, for the redevelopment of the land.

Proposals would see the demolition of Dye House, a vacant 1970s residence on site, to make way for 45 homes in the form of 21 houses and 24 apartments.

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Group D Architects has designed the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

There would be 16 one- and eight two-bedroom apartments delivered, along with five two and 16 three-bedroom houses. Each of these homes would be available for affordable rent.

Residents would be provided with a total of 71 car parking spaces, as well as more than 61,000 sq ft of green space. This figure amounts to half of the total development area.

The site is one of the nine Sustainable Urban Extension sites released from the Green Belt in the Knowsley Local Plan Core Strategy and will assist Knowsley Council in meeting its identified housing need of 8,100 new homes by 2028.

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Apartments would be delivered across two blocks. Credit: via planning documents

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has planning approval to redevelop the majority of the SUE, with 227 homes currently being built on the adjacent plot.

Roman Summer is the planning consultant for the scheme. Also on the project team are Fusion, Betts Geo, Mulberry, Collington Winter Environmental,  Shape Consulting, Base Energy, and Professional Consult.

To learn more about the proposals, search for application number 22/00233/FUL on Knowsley Council’s planning portal.

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By Julia Hatmaker

Great scheme cant wait to see this get going

By Max Meadows

This is fantastic for the area 👏🏼👏🏼

By Jay

We already have at least 3 new developments within 1.5 miles of each other, although I do know we need more houses etc, and a social housing development near Oliver Lyme Road, I guess there is no plan for infrastructure – new GP surgeries, new school etc. There is also proposal for possible development on Eccleston Golf Course but that isn’t in the Knowsley Borough. Also Windy Arbor Road development. I wish developers and council would agree for new infrastructure in what is fast becoming a very overcrowded area of Prescot. Its just too much!!

By Anonymous

Wow such a lovely scheme! Love the design. It’ll be great addition to the area

By Joe

Having recently seen the adjoining Taylor Wimpey development, it makes such sense to see the remaining 1970s residence site incorporated and with such a strong design.

By Anonymous

Are you leaving the big trees around the corner off the roundabout on Liverpool Rd

By Anonymous

This images look great and it is a step in the right direction towards providing much-needed housing for the community. Great to see efforts being made to make housing more accessible, which will undoubtedly enhance the quality of life for many residents. Excited to see this one develop.

By Dom S

How can you build so many houses on a flood plain

By Steve

If I thought for one minute that these would be for locals then I would say ok .Good 👍..but ..Leave the green space alone ..the amount of houses being built in this area is ridiculous urban sprawl at its finest…everywhere you look in Prescot new homes are being built…to all those who agree ..I can only surmise they don’t have children in schools and they go private for dentists and doctors ….

By Vee

Why do they need anymore land grabbed to build houses for people who are definitely not local ?…Every person who agrees to this do not have children struggling in classes that are to full…and they must also have private health care. its virtually impossible to get appointments in dentists or doctors…So before any work commences (and it will)..think about the area and what it’s doing to the people who already live there

By Vee

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