Anwyl Housing Site Roby
The site has been vacant for more than 10 years

Plans in for homes on former Roby sports ground

Anwyl Homes has submitted a planning application to build 124 homes on a former sports ground near Bowring Park Golf Course in Roby, Knowsley.

The 17.3-acre site borders Edenhurst Avenue and Sarum Road, and was last used as sports fields, although the lease on the land for this use expired more than 10 years ago. Deeside-based housebuilder Anwyl is now proposing to build a mix of three and four-bed detached homes son the site, with access proposed via Edenhurst Avenue.

The south of the site, bordering Sarum Road, will be landscaped to act as public open space and will link to the development via footpaths.

The housebuilder has already held a series of pre-planning discussions with Knowsley Council, ahead of submitting the application to the local authority, which has not yet set a date to discuss the plans.

The project is being lead by Anwyl’s Lancashire arm, which was established last year with former Redrow managing director John Grime at the helm. The Lancashire arm is active elsewhere in Merseyside and has plans in place to build 119 homes at the former Prysmian Cables factory in Prescot.

Other developments under way in Roby include an 87-home project by Bellway, which is building on an eight-acre site formerly used by Knowsley Community College on Rupert Road. The housebuilder said it would start construction work this year following a £75,000 Section 106 contribution toward the restoration of Bowring Park.

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