BELLWAY AERIAL LYDIATE
Bellways site us currently occupied by a dairy business

Bellway plots 325 Lydiate homes

Neil Tague

The housebuilder has submitted plans for housing on the Mortons Dairies site, to be accessed from Liverpool Road and Kenyons Lane.

In a planning statement complied on behalf of Bellay and Messrs N, J and E Harrison, representing the Mortons business, planning consultant Peacock + Smith outlined the proposal for a triangular site to the north of Lydiate village, close to Maghull.

The site is bound on its eastern side by the A59 and the west by Liverpool Road.

In the northern portion of the site is the historic arable farm, with the current dairy operation, which will be relocated, operating in the southern part of the site.

Bellway has mapped out plans for 228 open-market sale houses: 57 two-bedroom homes, 91 three-bedroom, 74 four-bedroom and six five-bedroom.

There will be 64 affordable houses: 14 one-bedroom, 47 two-bedroom and three three-bedroom; and 33 affordable apartments: 15 one-bedroom and 18 two-bedroom.

The total of 97 affordable homes equates to 30% of the scheme’s total, and will be pepper-potted around the site.

Most of the housing will be two storeys, except for 14 three-bedroom houses, which will be “2.5”, while the apartment blocks will be three storeys.

The principal gateway will be that at Kenyons Lane, to the bottom of the site, which will lead on to an on-site area of public open space and children’s play area.

Bellway’s professional team includes Astle Planning & Design, E3P, CBO Transport, Ensafe Group, Ascerta, Brownfield Solutions, Lanpro Services, Waterco and Geomatic Surveys.

Residential proposals for the site were refused in the 1980s, before the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, so are not condered relevant planning history. The site is allocated in the 2017 Local Plan for housing, with an indicative level of 295 homes.

Bellway last month secured approval for its main application of 134 homes in Henbury, Cheshire, a vigorously contested project that saw an additional 23 homes refused.

This year has also seen the housebuilder advance plans for housing at Parkgate Village close to Knutsford, and map out plans along with Redrow for 1,000 homes in Halewood, Knowsley.

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