Prescot garden centre earmarked for 227 homes  

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has submitted plans for a residential development on Liverpool Road in Merseyside, to be situated on the site of a garden centre.

The operational Whitakers Garden Centre will initially remain on the site before relocating to new premises in Prescot.

Work on Taylor Wimpey’s 227-home scheme is expected to start in the coming months subject to planning permission being granted by Knowsley Council.

The site is one of the nine Sustainable Urban Extension sites released from the Green Belt in the Knowsley Local Plan Core Strategy and will assist Knowsley Council in meeting its identified housing need of 8,100 new homes by 2028.

Ian Harrison, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “Our planning application for a new development in Prescot [aims to] provide much-needed new homes, investment and economic benefit for the local area.

“We have worked hard to ensure that our proposal reflects the needs of the local community and will contribute to continued investment within Prescot.”

The housebuilder also this week lodged plans for 88 new homes off Cockerham Road, near Garstang in Lancashire, which would form part of a wider development of 260 homes in the area.

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