Bellway Whiston

Bellway acquires site for 133 Knowsley homes

Housebuilder Bellway has confirmed the acquisition of a 10-acre site on Scotchbarn Lane in Whiston with planning permission to build 133 homes.

Bellway has bought the site, previously a school which was demolished between 2010 and 2016, and plans to start construction in the coming months.

Planning permission for the development was granted in June last year, and included Section 106 contributions of more than £194,000 towards improvement of public realm in the area, such as the Stadt Moers Pathway project. Bellway will also be required to make an additional £13,000 contribution towards a new bus stop on Scotchbarn Lane.

The site is bordered on three sides by existing residential development. Access to the site will be via two new junctions from Scotchbarn Lane.

The housing mix includes 51 three-bed detached properties; 40 four-bed detached houses; 38 three-bed semi-detached; and four two-bed semi-detached homes. Of these, 10 three-bed and three-two bed semi-detached properties are allocated as affordable.

APD acted as architect for the scheme and NLP is planning consultant.

Fellow housebuilder Stewart Milne is also planning to build a further 68 houses at a site along Scotchbarn Lane. Plans were submitted for the project in April last year, but are yet to be discussed by Knowsley’s planning committee.

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