Eighty affordable homes will be delivered as part a new housing development approved by Sefton Council. The scheme, by Barret and David Wilson Homes North West, will see 268 new homes in Thornton with development of the site expected to begin in summer 2023.
The site is allocated for housing in the Sefton Local Plan, which sets out how new developments will be managed in the period from 2015 to 2030. Outline planning permission was granted in January 2020. Since then, the developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West has created detailed plans for the site in consultation with officers, local parish councils and the public.
The approved scheme will also deliver public open space, a new play area, footpath and cycleway connections, landscaping, and drainage.
Andrew Taylor, planning director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West, says: “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.”
Property consultant Eden Planning has led on the reserved matters application submission. Chris Garratt, director at Eden Planning, says: “We’ve worked closely with the planning officers at Sefton Council since submission of the application to maintain a positive dialogue and address detailed matters that arise 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.”