Halsnead Garden Village is receiving £300,000 from government to help Knowsley Council’s ambition to deliver 1,589 homes.
Halsnead Garden Village is the largest combined housing and employment site in the Liverpool City Region and is one of only 14 sites in England which have been awarded Garden Village status by the Government.
This highly-ambitious project will deliver a range of high-quality housing for Knowsley, and the rest of the city region while the employment element will attract multi-million pound investment in the logistics and advanced manufacturing sectors, creating highly-skilled and well-paid jobs.
Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council said:
“Halsnead Garden Village is a highly ambitious development for Knowsley, creating nearly 1,600 new homes and 1,000 new jobs for the borough and the wider Liverpool City Region. This funding will enable us to continue with important feasibility work and the delivery of this unique development.”
Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP said:
“We have not built enough homes in this country for the last three decades, and we are turning that around as we work towards our target to build 300,000 properties a year by the mid-2020s. This funding boost is the next step on the road to delivering 1,589 properties in Knowsley.”
This new funding allocation will enable work to continue on community engagement, further feasibility and design work relating to strategic infrastructure. Work is expected to get underway on the first properties at Halsnead Garden Village this year.
Halsnead Garden Village has previously received £627,000 in funding from government to work on proposals. Across the country, the garden communities project is expected to deliver 200,000 properties on large sites across England by 2050. The funding will be administered by Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator.
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