Sten Architecture drew up the layout for the Miller Homes scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Miller lodges 317-home plan in Widnes

Located on 42 acres off Lunts Heath Road, the neighbourhood would have 63 affordable houses and apartments.

Miller Homes submitted its application to Halton Council this week. The development would sit on a greenfield site that is allocated for 381 homes in the Halton Delivery and Allocations Local Plan.

Despite the 381-home allocation, Miller is only seeking to build 317 residences according to plans drawn up by Sten Architecture.

Miller’s proposals include a mix of mews, detached and semi-detached houses as well as flats. These break down to 124 three-bed and 129 four-bed market homes, and 12 one-bedroom, 18 two-bedroom and 32 three-bedroom affordable homes.

Of the 63 affordable homes, 47 would be for rent and 16 for shared ownership.

Miller also proposes to build two new access points for the development off Lunts Heath Road.

Landscape designs by TPM Landscape include a central green area around Bowers Brook, private gardens for each of the homes, and informal green spaces. There would also be a children’s play area.

Each of the homes would have access to private parking, whether in the form of detached garages, integral garages or curtilage parking.

NJL Consulting is the planner for the scheme.

The project team includes arboricultural consultant TBA, flood risk assessor Weetwood, and drainage engineer RSK. Energy and Design is the energy consultant, Eddisons handles transport and Wardell Armstrong is charged with air quality.

E3P is the noise consultant for the scheme. LanPro is the archaeological consultant and ERAP is the ecology expert. Geomatric Surveys provided the topographical survey and Geo did the ground investigation.

The project’s planning application reference number with Halton Council is 22/00318/FUL.

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