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The site is designated as Green Belt. Credit: via planning documents

Plans tabled for 109-home St Helens scheme 

Dan Whelan

The Jones Partnership wants to redevelop a nine-acre Green Belt site of Elton Head Road south-west of the town centre. 

Consultancy Cassidy + Ashton has worked with the developer to draw up outline proposals for 109 homes on the plot. The scheme would comprise a mix of two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom houses. 

While currently designated as Green Belt, the site is expected to be released for residential development by St Helens Council in the emerging local plan, according to Cassidy + Ashton. 

There is precedent for a similar scale of development in the area. In 2015, Morris Homes won consent to build 114 homes on a neighbouring plot of Lowfield Lane. 

The site abuts an area of dense woodland. Under The Jones Partnership’s plans, a pedestrian link between the housing development and the woods is to be created. 

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Yes let’s build another 109 homes on greenbelt land to add to the numerous planning applications already submitted within a mile radius of this site. When are they ever going to stop grabbing all the greenbelt land in this area!!