Scholes Lane Apartments Drawing
Langford Homes proposes 30 homes designed by Reid Architects

Over 60 homes proposed for St Helens

Chloé Vaughan

Two schemes that would bring 62 homes to the market, 32 of which would be affordable, are set to be approved at St Helen’s planning committee on 14 January.

The first is Langford Homes’ application for 30 apartments in a four-storey block on the site of the former British Legion on Scholes Lane, pictured above.

Should the application be approved, the building will be made up of 21 one-bedroom and nine two-bedroom apartments with undercroft parking.

The site is located within the Southern Corridor designated as development land in the St Helen’s Unitary Development Plan, in a mainly residential area close to Thatto Heath Park.

Reid Architects designed the proposals.

Cottage Scheme St Helens Affordable January 2020

The second is Tyson Building Contractor’s application for 12 two-bedroom cottage apartments, four two-bedroom homes and 16 three-bedroom homes on land to the rear of Broadgate Avenue.

The 100% affordable housing scheme would be located on a former allotments site that has been out of use since the 1990s and become overgrown. The greenfield site has been allocated for residential development under the Unitary Development Plan.

According to the architect on the scheme, Bernard Taylor Partnership, the designs “reflect the applicant’s full commitment to an inclusive society in which nobody is disadvantaged and where physical barriers and exclusions are designed out wherever possible”.

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