Netherton homes, Sandway Housing, P, planning docs

Sandway Homes has permission to build on the former Bootle High School site. Credit: via planning docs

Sandway’s 53 Netherton homes approved

Sefton Council’s wholly-owned development company will build on the 4.4-acre former Bootle High School site off Browns Lane.

Sandway Homes’ proposals feature a development mix made up of 11 two-bed, 23 three-bed, and 19 four-bed properties. Eight of the two-bedroom homes will be classed as affordable.

According to the plans, access to the main part of the site will be through a priority-controlled junction located on Browns Lane in Netherton.

Former playing fields associated with the school surround the site but these do not form part of this proposal.

Sefton’s planning committee approved the proposals this week, on condition a Section 106 agreement is reached for financial contributions towards alleviating recreational pressure on ecology off the Sefton coast.

Further conditions also need to be agreed regarding a travel plan, and an employment and skills plan.

Lin Powell, managing director of Sandway Homes, spoke about how this project fits in with the company’s mission.

“Our latest development in Bootle represents an exciting addition to our portfolio across Sefton, showcasing Sandway Homes’ dedication to providing housing that meets the needs of residents in the area,” Powell said.

“This expansion in Bootle complements our existing offerings in Netherton, Southport, and Ainsdale,” she continued.

“At Sandway Homes, we are committed to repurposing unused brownfield sites to tackle the housing crisis and meet the needs of our communities.”

The project team includes Satplan Planning and Development, John McCall Architects, Sutcliffe, Prime Transport, Tree Solutions, Rachel Hacking Ecology, Enviro Solution, and Highstone Design.

To view the plans, search for reference number DC/2023/01911 on Sefton Council’s planning portal.

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Sefton is really poor at delivering genuinely affordable housing unless you count a bit of shared ownership, across a borough where prices – outside Bootle – are high. When it does have access to decent sites like this, it seems to like playing at being a private developer instead.

By Corby

Only 8 (15%) out of 53 homes being affordable when the application is Council-led and presumably on Council-owned land. That is really poor from Sefton.

By Anonymous

Sefton are pulling down blocks of flats that people want to live in, how can that be right, they need to find the money to refurbish them instead of making excuses that repairs are too costly.

By Anonymous

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