Redrow presses on with 730 Halewood homes
Developer Redrow has put forward plans for over 700 homes in East Halewood to Knowsley Council.
The 90-acre site is split across two portions of land, named plot one and plot three, both of which were previously used for agriculture.
Advised by planner Lichfields, Redrow has put forward full planning permission for 100 homes on plot one and 244 on plot three. The application is also for outline planning for a further 120 homes on plot one and 266 on plot three. Altogether, the hybrid application requests permission for up to 730 homes.
The scheme is located within the 198-acre East Halewood Sustainable Urban Extension, and if granted, would complete in two phases.
Plot one is to the east of Greensbridge Lane and the south of Ditton Brook. It is currently vacant but contains two ponds, the larger of which is currently used for private fishing. It has major constraints with issues of flooding along the Ditton Brook corridor along the northern part of the site and sewers which cross over the site.
Plot three is situated to the south of the Liverpool to Manchester railway and Lower Road with Finch Lane to the east, and residential properties and Finch Woods to the west. A railway line runs along the north-western site edge.
As part of the first phase of development, there are 24 affordable homes proposed for plot one and 61 for plot three. This represents 24% and 25% affordable homes respectively, with 45% of these would be shared ownership, 45% would be affordable rent and 10% would be affordable.
The plans have now been submitted in hybrid form to Knowsley Council, which has not yet set a date to consider the application.