A total of 38 homes are designated as affordable. Credit: via planning documents.

Morris plots Runcorn homes on former Green Belt 

The housebuilder has submitted an application to build 151 homes on land between the M56 and Chester Road after the 17-acre site was removed from Halton’s Green Belt. 

The redesignation of the site, which borders the Bridgewater Canal to the south west, came after Halton approved its new local plan in April. 

Morris Homes plans to build a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses and apartments on the site, with 38 of the properties designated as affordable. 

Mosaic Town Planning is advising Morris Homes on the scheme. E3P, Barnes Walker and Mode Transport planning are also on the project team.

Last month, Morris Homes was selected by Bury Council as the preferred developer for the East Lancs Paper Mill site in Radcliffe. 

Morris Homes will deliver an £80m regeneration project at the 22-acre site, Bury’s largest brownfield redevelopment opportunity, over the next eight years. 

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Disgusting but only up north would a green belt be removed. Why affordable housing and not council or housing association. Not everyone can afford to purchase a flat or house.!!!!

By Lynette

“Why affordable housing and not council or housing association. Not everyone can afford to purchase a flat or house.!!!!”

Lynette, that’s literally what affordable housing is…

By Bob

Lynette, why not?

By Cal

I feel Green Belt should be left as Greenbelt.Land is precious.

By Anonymous

2 WORDS- CONCRETE JUNGLE

By Deborah Blacklock

The worst thing about this is the lack of detail about the appearance of the individual houses – which, of course, means that they’ll be the usual generic everywhere-style boxes. So much for the national policy of “building back beautiful”. Developers just don’t seem to get it: until they learn to build genuinely attractive houses, they’ll find themselves opposed time after time after time.

By moomo

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