The scheme, being delivered alongside developer Lane End Group, will see the redevelopment of the 17-acre former Honeywell factory.
Slated as a 100% affordable development, the properties will be managed by housing provider Onward Homes.
Novar ED&S, part of the Honeywell Group and the site’s former occupier, is listed as the scheme’s co-applicant.
Novar recently relocated to a new facility at Pioneer Ellesmere Port, paving the way for the site’s redevelopment.
The scheme involves the demolition of two industrial buildings and the creation of 205 houses and 42 apartments.
The 205 houses break down to 88 two-bedroom homes, 109 three-bedroom houses, and eight four-bedroom homes.
“There is a considerable shortage of affordable homes in Helsby, which means that local people can often struggle to put down roots in the area,” said Stephen Heverin, Onward Homes’ growth and development director.
“The redevelopment of the former Honeywell’s site will transform this brownfield land into a thriving new community with quality housing and green spaces.”
The site lies to the south-west of Helsby village between Warrington and Chester.
The scheme has been designed in-house, with Grimster advising on planning.
Richard Harrison, managing director of Lane End Group, said: “Lane End are delighted to be working in partnership with Onward Homes once again to bring affordable, modern, comfortable housing to Helsby.
“We are developing the brownfield site into much-needed homes for the local community, as well as communal green spaces, which will help enhance the local area.”