The Earlsfield Park Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been adopted by Knowsley Council, following Cabinet approval tonight (Tuesday, 27 June 2017).
Earlsfield Park has been earmarked for a prestigious employment and housing location with businesses contributing to the economic growth of the Liverpool City Region and high quality housing broadening the appeal of the area as a place to live.
The 23-hectare development site in North Huyton is located close to junction 2 of the M57 and will include around 100 new homes and a minimum of 16 hectares of employment land. The development will protect and enhance the existing Lord Derby playing fields and Oak Plantation on the site.
“A prestigious employment and housing location”
Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said:
“The adoption of the Earlsfield Park Supplementary Planning Document is vital to support, encourage and guide investment in and development of this large site.
“Our ambition is to create a prestigious employment and housing location in Knowsley, which will be supported by enhancements to the community facilities at the existing playing fields and Knowsley FC and Oak Plantation.
“The SPD will help the council to secure high-quality housing and employment investment and development in the borough, helping people in Knowsley and beyond to have access to a wider range of living and working choices.”
Earlsfield Park Masterplan
Ion Development (formerly Neptune Developments) is preparing a Masterplan for the site which includes a ground breaking ‘Hybrid Employment Park’, where the demand for manufacturing, research and development facilities and sub-regional logistics business space can be fulfilled alongside more traditional office and workshop spaces.
The draft masterplan also proposes leisure and retail uses, for example, a petrol filing station, a drive-through restaurant, a pub/restaurant and a 40–60 bed hotel.
Before any development can take place, Knowsley Council will need to approve the Masterplan prepared by Ion Development and any individual planning applications.
The Supplementary Planning Document and approved Masterplan will ensure that any development is a highly-visible demonstration of Knowsley’s ambitions for high quality design, construction and environmental standards.
You can view the Earlsfield Park Supplementary Planning Document on the council’s website.