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Have your say on plans for East of Halewood

by Lisa Bennett

East of Halewood is an exciting new residential development of high-quality housing in a semi-rural setting.

The site is strategically located and has established transport networks by road, rail and public transport for travelling  to and from cities such as Liverpool and Manchester and is only a 15 minute drive from Liverpool John Lennon Airport for international connections.

High quality new homes

The second largest residential development site in Knowsley, East of Halewood extends to just over 80 hectares.  To help guide the development of up to 1,500 high quality new homes, Knowsley Council has worked with its partners to develop a masterplan for the site.

Major national house builders, Redrow, Bellway and Miller Homes are working with landowners to bring forward the development of this new housing community.

At the heart of the development is Finch Woods which will be transformed to provide improved green and open space for the Halewood community to enjoy, including a new play area and walking and cycling routes.

The site is also home to the Grade II listed grave of Blackie the war horse, which will be preserved and enhanced as part of the development.

Development will support upgrades to the local highway network, education and health facilities.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said:

“This is an exciting new development that will offer a range of new homes that will be well-connected to existing local shops, leisure, health and other local services and amenities, with access to bus and train services as well as cycling and walking routes.

 

It will offer greater housing choice for existing Halewood residents, including affordable housing options as well as attracting new people and families into the area. We would really like to hear community views about our emerging plans.”

Public consultation closed on Wednesday 10 April 2019.

The draft East of Halewood Supplementary Planning Document and draft East of Halewood masterplan can be viewed on the council website.

Frequently asked questions and answers are available here.