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.

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People who live in the area must have there say.It is far to many homes. It will cause too much disruption to daily life for people who live in the area. It will also spoil beautiful views.

By Colin Wilson

Halewood cannot sustain these new houses. there are no school places, the medical facilities are at stretching point and the roads are in poor condition. and i haven’t even mentioned the noise, dirt and disturbance to locals. and what about our wildlife – we are so lucky to have green fields so near us -what will happen to the hedgerows, the deer, the hares,rabbits,foxes? this should never be passed.

By jenny ingham

School places? Tick! Doctors? Tick! Beautiful views? Tick!

By House

@House – they haven’t mentioned traffic yet…then we’ll have the full set

By Anonymous

Traffic will be a nightmare in the morning hours – bad enough now. Doctors falling short. Medical care and response not what it used to be. It is greed again by all concerned and I agree with all the other comments so far.

By spammy

So many more houses … destruction of wild habitats. Increase in pollution, roads already in poor state of repair. Increase in weight of traffic. No additional schools or GP’s. What about using the land to make allotments for the local community? You are overpopulating this semi-rural area for profit. Disgraceful

By Sheila Hendrick

Totally gutted. Only brought our house over a year ago and the reason we chose Halewood was because of all the greenery. What a way to ruin the area!!

By Anonymous

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