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YHG has reduced the number of homes by four. Credit: via planning documents

YHG tries again after Sefton rejection 

Your Housing Group has lodged a revised application for 60 homes off Heysham Road in Aintree following refusal of an earlier iteration of the scheme in November. 

The housing association wants to redevelop a 4.5-acre site close to Aintree Racecourse in Sefton into a mix of two-, three-, and four-bedroom properties providing homes for affordable rent and shared ownership. 

The original plans for 64 homes were rejected by Sefton Council in November due to concerns about air quality and noise. 

Sefton Council’s planning officers had recommended the project for approval, but the planning committee voted unanimously to refuse the application. 

“We hope that our revised plans will alleviate any previous concerns and enable us to move forward and transform this area of land,” said Lorraine Donnelly, development director at Your Housing Group. 

“This development will create a thriving, vibrant community in Aintree.” 

The site is allocated for employment use in the Sefton Local Plan. However, the land has been vacant for more than 20 years. 

The project team includes Ainsley Gommon Architects, Futureserv, EELUC Projects, DTPC, Amenity Tree Care, Grasscroft, and Survey Operations. Wardell Armstrong was the air quality, ecology, ground investigation, and noise consultant for the project.  

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Another example of the planners being ignored by the councillors, and why , because of noise and air quality, even though thousands of homes are adjacent to this site. These houses will sit in a convenient spot for shopping and within a few minutes walk from two Merseyrail stations, these councillors are short-sighted and illogical, if the applicant fails again they should appeal.

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