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.