West Lane, Redrow, p planning docs

Redrow will deliver five properties on behalf of care provider Nugent. Credit: via planning documents

Redrow unveils housing and care proposals for Formby site

The housebuilder wants to build 91 homes and a supported living block across 14 acres of land on either side of West Lane in Freshfield.

Redrow Homes has lodged plans with Sefton Council for the scheme, with work anticipated to start on site next year subject to planning permission.

Proposals would see Redrow deliver 87 homes, as well as building four maisonettes and one six-bedroom supported living block to be transferred to charity and care provider Nugent, the current landowner.

Plans for the Redrow-operated homes feature two one- and 24 two-bedroom apartments, along with five two-, 42 three-, five four-, and nine five-bedroom houses. Of these 87 homes, seven would be affordable.

Each home will be provided with an electric vehicle charging point, with provision also to be made within the parking areas for the flats.

Approval would see Redrow acquire around nine acres of the land in total, with Nugent retaining the five-acre plot currently occupied by sports pitches. Here, the care provider would construct a new 3,200 sq ft sports pavilion, constructed by Nugent.

Part of the 14-acre site was also formerly occupied Clarence High School, which was operated by Nugent until its closure in 2018.

John Simms, head of estates and environments at Nugent, stated: “Although it was initially a sad moment for us to see Clarence High School close, we feel that working alongside Redrow, we can breathe new life into the site.

“As well as the new homes Redrow will be creating, we are excited to be able to offer a fantastic community facility to local residents”, he continued.

“The sports pavilion will offer a flexible space that can be used in a variety of ways while still maintaining the sports and recreational space that the site has always provided.”

Eden Planning is the scheme’s planning consultant. Also on the project tea, is i-Transport, The Environment Partnership, Hepworth Acoustics, and Betts Geo.

Want to learn more about the project? Search for application number DC/2023/01277 on Sefton Council’s planning portal.

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Would be better to reduce the number of houses and have more space and bigger gardens like the surrounding existing houses. Obviously getting every last drop of profit will always prevail over what would work better socially for that community.

By GetItBuilt!

What about all the residents on brewery Lane, losing all the trees which are home to owls bats squirrels and numerous birds

By Michelle Morris

The infrastructure struggles now. You can’t move at peak periods due to the amount of traffic. This affordable housing and moving in people from less fortunate areas has proven to fail. I’d be happy to move out of Formby as it’s lost its charm. At the rate of growth it will be absorbed in to the rest of Liverpool/ Sefton. The attraction for moving here is being lost.

By Peter Grieveson

It will be nice to see the area improved.
However the land and trees support a variety of wildlife which will suffer if too much is removed in both habitat and food. The trees at the front have a mass of flowers which are uplifting to watch in the spring . Please do not remove this area.
It would better to reduce the number of houses adding more garden space .
The supported living blocks are an excellent addition.

I am hoping this development is undertaken in a sympathetic way giving consideration to the mental well-being of future residents rather than overcrowded housing.
As the area at the junction of West lane and Brewery flood in heavy rain the drains need to be given priority.

By Anonymous

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