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.