Thirty per cent of homes on site will be affordable. Credit: via Rock Kitchen Harris

Taylor Wimpey pushes on with Formby homes

The housebuilder’s North West division has submitted a reserved matters application for 270 homes north of Brackenway.

The development will provide a mixture of mews, semi and detached two-storey homes to suit a variety of needs, 30% of which will be affordable housing.

Outline plans were conditionally approved in August 2021 after the site remained as allocated for housing, despite the protestations of the parish council and local civic society.

Taylor Wimpey said that the project will include approximately 36 acres of green space, delivered through an extension of the local nature reserve to the north of the development.

Open grassland and drainage ponds will be created, as well as a new on-site play area, ecology enhancements, improved footpath connections throughout the site and to the local nature reserve, upgrades to the footpath and signage along Formby Bridleway, as well as pedestrian improvements along Deansgate Lane North.

The proposed scheme will be accessed via a new junction due to be constructed off Formby Bypass as well as an emergency access onto Paradise Lane, to be controlled by a collapsible bollard.

In addition, Taylor Wimpey will contribute £178,200 towards the Sefton Coast Mitigation Scheme.

Ian Harrison, land and planning director at Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “We are pleased to have submitted our planning application for a new development in Formby. The development will provide high quality new homes and investment for the local area.

“We are confident that our proposals will have a lasting, positive impact on the community  and we are looking forward to receiving a decision on our planning application from Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council in the near future.”

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Please ensure that no variation to ‘ no access to Deansgate Lane North’ by vehicles is maintained. D/L/N is so close to the 30 mph limit many drivers fail to observe the 20mph. Personally I would think that pedestrian access to D/L/N would benefit pedestrians at Southern end of the proposed estate for school in Paradise Lane and the Formby Bypass Filling Station/ Spar/Greggs , provided the footpath along Southport Road is repaired and upgraded! You could not wheel a pram along it in its present state.

By Bill Dixon ( Deansgate Lane North resident)

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