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Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes will deliver 268 homes in Thornton. Credit: via planning documents

Sefton greenlights 500 homes

The council’s planning committee approved two residential schemes comprising 268 and 262 homes on Wednesday.

Land North of Lydiate Lane

Application number: DC/2022/01518 

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes will build 268 homes off Lydiate Lane in Thornton, after Sefton Council approved their reserved matters application.

Outline permission for the project was granted in June 2022.

The scheme will deliver a mix of terrace, detached, and semi-detached houses. Escape Urbanists designed the plans for 48 two-bedroom, 75 three-bedroom, and 65 four-bedroom homes.

Of the 268 homes, 80 will be affordable. 

Eden Planning submitted the plans for the 25-acre greenfield, which also include one acre of public space. This park will consist of amenity grass and meadow areas, as well as trees and native plants.

Chris Garratt, director at Eden Planning, said: “We’ve worked closely with the planning officers at Sefton Council since [the] submission of the application to maintain a positive dialogue and address detailed matters that [arose] during the determination period.

“The design assures quality living that will complement the local area, meeting the needs of families and first-time buyers alike.”

Andrew Taylor, planning director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West, added: “Since we acquired the site, our team has worked hard to devise a detailed scheme that faithfully reflects the principles set out in the outline permission, represents quality placemaking, and helps the Council to deliver another of its Local Plan allocations.”

Land North of Brackenway

Application number: DC/2022/00938 

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Taylor Wimpey received outline planning permission for 286 homes in August 2021. Credit: via planning documents

Sefton Council has granted planning permission for homebuilder Taylor Wimpey to deliver 262 homes off Old Lane in Formby.

Outline permission was originally granted for 286 homes in August 2021. 

The scheme will deliver 16 one-bed, 70 two-bed, 137 three-bed, and 39 four-bed houses.

Architect Randall Thorp drew up the plans for the 54-acre site. Predominantly greenfield, the site has a number of stables surrounding the border that will be demolished.

Avison Young is the planning consultant for this project, while Eddisons is advising on transport.

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Fabulous, this means more local jobs in the construction, more housing stock for essential economic growth and wealth creation

By Stuart wood

When the council approve plans shouldn’t they first look at the infrastructure? It’s not possible to cover all that the existing residents need at the moment and to tackle ongoing problems that already exist.
Formby was a quiet and lovely place to live despite the high council taxes and need for New shop investment by the Council for shops in our village. We need so many amenities here already. Doctors dentist’s medical centres schools, nurseries, park spaces etc to meet the demands of the existing residents, never mind new residents. It seems we are being flooded with new housing with no thought of the current problems.

By A concerned resident

Fabulous..this means more farmland going to be built over when are inner cities are in desperate need of investment and re development

By John Lynn

There’s me thinking that housing is shelter. The usual uninspiring mass-house builder product. These are like Anti-Tardises – big on the outside, small inside.


More homes in Formby being built on flood plains . We reap what we sow. Farm land and horses being displaced and demolished sorry I think it’s shocking and detrimental to Formby.

By Debs

Ridiculous situation already exists with overcrowded roads and if im struggling to get a doctors appointment then 260+ homes aint getting one either

By Anonymous

These kind of dwellings use up so much land, whereas the terraced, town-house design is much more cost-effective, why can`t these builders re-populate the urban areas with attractive 3-storey housing on streets anymore, the land is there.

By Anonymous

How many schools, doctors surgeries and leisure facilities?


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