Foul Lane Sefton Council p.Google Earth snapshot

The site was previously used as a park-and-ride facility. Credit: Google Earth

Sefton to offload Southport land to Homes England 

The council is planning to sell a nine-acre site that forms part of a larger strategic allocation earmarked for more than 600 homes. 

Sefton Council’s cabinet approved in principle the disposal of the former park-and-ride facility off Foul Lane to Homes England. The sale is being progressed as part of the council’s asset maximisation strategy.

The site is next to a larger development area off Crowland Road already owned by Homes England that is earmarked for 678 homes under Sefton’s local plan. Homes England bought that site from Anwyl Homes last year.

Once the Foul Lane acquisition is finalised, the government agency’s land holdings in the area will total 64 acres. 

Homes England has appointed Tetra Tech to draw up an outline planning application for the residential development. 

The scheme will be brought forward for planning in the current financial year. The deal offered by Homes England is not conditional upon the award of planning consent, according to a cabinet report.

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I thought the European money used to build it had up to be given back if it wasn’t used as a car park?

By Anonymous

Offload. Strange caption.

By Anon1

No more schools or hospitals mentioned 😱

By Anonymous

Fantastic news. This area needs a major tidy up will keep the pickets away. Access to major roads could be an issue

By Charles

So 1200 homes thats about 4800 people, 2000 cars. So I do hope there is planning for roads, GP and other local services to accomodate the extra population

By Simon Prendergast

Houses should not be allowed without school places, doctors , dentists and not leasehold

By Anonymous

How many properties are going to be social housing, if any? Are there any additional drainage facilities to be made bigger or are they going to key into the already there waste pipes

By Angela Nolan

This is going to. Be a nightmare. For all who live near it.
We don’t want the new sainsburys never mind all this

By Anonymous

Do not believe the housing shortage is as big as is made out.
Thinking of putting a security around my garden so that it cannot be built on.

Infrastructure needs to be compulsory consideration as 1st phase of ALL housing projects

By Anonymous

I feel for the people that live near, as we are getting over built in Horwich, near Bolton. They’ve already taken 5-6 fields in Horwich.A large development that was a works in Horwich is now a new build development, but not included in the amount of housing being built in Horwich which is so wrong! That’s the local Labour for you, i vote local independents, to protect the last greenery we have left.

By Patrina walkden

Are they going to open up Foul Lane, giving access?

By J Ball

I hope the money they get is re-invested into Southport…..

By Anonymous

More homes no hospitals no doctors no schools more homes instead taking away nature reserves well done homes England

By You will see

The money would be better spent on opening up the road under the railway to relieve traffic congestion at Butts Lane end especially as Sainsbury’s are building a huge store which only make Meols Cop Road even busier

By Paul Ashton

@simon prendergast. Yes. as there is on every single residential application

By roger bacon

Why don’t they build something for the kids ect like an indoor ice rink or something like that

By Anonymous

Yes if this planning is given foul lane definitely needs opening up it beggars belief that massive HGV trucks have to try and turn at the thatch and thistle pup when there is a through road to the industrial area of crowland st I believe it should be commercial units not houses going there as it’s all commercial around there you couldn’t make all this up really stupid beyond belief

By Anonymous

I’ll bet all the complaints are from boomers who already own a home.

By ChubbyJawa

Hopefully, quality of new homes is better than the cheap awful new homes just built in Formby on the bypass…

By Anonymous

another 678 house on top of the 500 forced on churchtown area plus others .where is the infrastructure for these builds and the work for people to be able to buy them

By kh

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