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Taylor Wimpey received outline planning permission for 286 homes in August 2021. Credit: via planning documents

PLANNING | Sefton set to approve 500+ homes

Two major residential schemes comprising 268 and 262 homes have been recommended for approval at Sefton Council’s planning committee meeting next Wednesday.

Land North of Brackenway

Application number: DC/2022/00938 

Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey is seeking reserved matters approval for 262 homes on Old Lane in Formby.

Outline permission was granted for 286 homes in August 2021. Previous permission also included approval for access from the A565 and emergency access from Paradise Lane. 

Randall Thorp is the architect behind the plans, which comprise 16 one-bed, 70 two-bed, 137 three-bed, and 39 four-bed houses.

The 54-acre site is predominantly greenfield, however there are horse stables surrounding its border which would be demolished.

Avison Young is the planning consultant for this development. Eddisons is consulting on transport. 

The Environment Partnership is providing arboricultural impact assessment.

The application is recommended for approval by planning officers.

Land North Of Lydiate Lane

Application number: DC/2022/01518 

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The plans drawn up by Eden Planning are recommended for approval by planning officers. Credit: via planning documents

Homebuilders Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have proposed 268 homes to be built on greenfield in Thornton.

Eden Planning submitted the plans for the scheme which was granted outline permission in June 2022.

The 25-acre site is located off Lydiate Lane, where primary vehicular and pedestrian access will be provided.

Escape Urbanists has drawn up the plans for a mix of terrace, detached, and semi-detached houses. The development would provide 48 two-bedroom, 75 three-bedroom, and 65 four-bedroom homes, as well as 80 affordable.

One acre of public space would be created, named Rakes Park, comprising amenity grass and meadow areas, specimen tree planting, and a native shrub mix.

The application is recommended for approval by planning officers.

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Please stop building evermore houses in Sefton. Enough.

By Anonymous

Old Lane in Freshfield is not very long . Another company that wants to destroy leisure time for people. Local schools are full so are building a new one. Coming onto bypass with cars will cause more traffic problems. Have you seen Aldi proposed access. Also red squirrels are around and footpaths.

By Big rider of horses

” stop building evermore houses in Sefton, enough”, what a staement ,this is what developers have to contend with over here, people living in a vacuum, holding back progress, if you don`t want houses what about some high-rise? Ooh no we don`t want that either just want to sit here and stagnate while the rest of society looks to the future.

By Anonymous

Look at the state of these boxes with zero character. Sefton should be shooting for far better design quality than that, developers have ceased trying for a long time now and yet people still pay the new-build premium and snap them up. The only positive I would say is the windows seem to be a decent size, but let’s see how big they are when it comes to build out…

By James

Crosby is becoming grid locked at the best of times. Local doctors and dentists are overwhelmed and will not take new patients. How short sighted can planners and developers be?

By Iain Nicol

Crazy. Existing overstretched services including medical and schools shows a total lack of understanding or consideration by those granting such applications

By David Adams

Too many new houses being built in Formby, has anyone put any thought into where all the new residents will find doctors, dentists etc

By Anonymous

It’s ridiculous the houses on the new Pinewood Park site haven’t all been sold yet but they are adding more. Traffic is terrible in Formby now. And yet another greenfield site. Really the only people who benefits of the developers who charge over the odds for small houses.

By Anonymous

Excellent news, more new houses its nice to have a choice. Also we need aldi, with cost of living and mortgage costs, we need Aldi asap

By Anonymous

Outrageous. Formby is in almost total lockdown now. Heaven help us now with even more traffic. Over development with limited number of doctors, dentists and schools. A nightmare waiting to happen.

By Anonymous

The village is already over crowded. Doctors appointments, parking, school runs is now impossible to avoid. Another several hundred houses almost makes us a town!!.

By colin Longmore

Can you build new modern apartments instead of these endless droves of new houses. This country has an obsession with houses. Apartments are a better use of space, more meaningful and cheaper. Apartments don’t have to be high-rise monstrosities. Plenty of countries and cities do Apartments well. Sort it out.

By Martin

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