Plans unveiled for 287 houses in Widnes

Miller Homes has launched a public consultation for a scheme off Lunt’s Heath Road, ahead of applying to Halton Council for detailed planning permission.

Of the proposed homes, 57 would be managed by a local affordable housing provider.

Miller Homes hopes to submit a planning application for the site in September. If all goes according to plan, approval would be granted in February 2022 and construction would commence in April. The first homes would be on the market by May.

The housebuilder said the new homes would be largely energy efficient and sustainable. It aims to provide an EV charging point at each property.

Miller Homes’ scheme for Lunt’s Heath Road also includes a variety of green spaces, including a wildflower grassland and the planting of trees. It also plans to retain two existing ponds.

Cars, pedestrians, and cyclists would gain access to the housing development through two priority-controlled T-junctions on different locations along Lunt’s Heath Road.

Miller Homes said that the project’s construction would create 171 jobs and increase council tax revenue by £538,000 a year.

The consultation on the scheme ends 10 September.

2142 SL 01 Proposed Site Layout

The proposed layout of Miller Home’s scheme. Credit: via BECG

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Left hand side of the estate looks interesting, right hand side looks generic grid like structure. Largely energy efficient, with EV points. Normal working people like myself cant even afford electric cars so hopefully there is more energy efficient measures put in place with these properties???hopefully we can afford electric cars by 2030. Cant see a play area, place for young people to use. The green space around the brook is good, helps if the brook floods and for people to walk dogs etc.

By Mark S

All well and good building more houses in this location.
But has no thought been put into any new schools in widnes.
As existing schools are heavily oversubscribed.
With children in Halton using Cronton,Rainhill and Penkerh schools.

By Sarah

Don’t you think you’ve built enough houses in this small town? You have ruined it and there’s no way enough schools to cope for ALL the new families. Widnes isn’t widnes anymore it’s more like LITTLE LIVERPOOL. I hate this town now hate it to what you have done. So NO there should NOT be anymore houses built

By Lorna Carroll

Why build on green land AGAIN why not use brown land if you desperately have to build yet more houses in Widnes. Don’t you think we have had enough new houses built over the last few years. There is no infrastructure for more population. The schools, doctors and hospitals can’t cope as it is

By Gillian Thompson

When will you people listen? We haven’t got the infrastructure for more families in the area. The hospitals can’t cope, there aren’t enough doctors to cope and then our very wise council go and close a very fine high school to build, yes, you guessed it, more houses! Because of all the recent development in the area we are vastly becoming Liverpool overspill

By Ian Thompson

As usual Widnes is submitted to half thought ideas that generally the community is left to tolerate , not enough infrastructure in this town as it stands at present , “Farnworth Village” you may as well ditch that sign on Lunts Heath Road simply a headway to locals moving away from what was a sublime village area now turned in to a crammed housing estate .the rates we pay at this end of Widnes already carry a heavy weight , usual council U turns on what is and what isn’t green belt enough is enough !!! already . You are spoiling another nice area of this declining town . sorry but NO!!

By Alan

I spotted surveyors on these fields months ago pegging out the left hand field on mill lane, so consultation was pointless and talking to locals farmers the land as already gone and they should know. I can guarantee these new houses will not be affordable to ordinary people.

By Had enough.

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