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New homes given the go-ahead at Halsnead Garden Village

by Jonathan Kearney

Plans for Halsnead Garden Village continue to take shape after the Council’s Planning Committee approved plans for 350 homes as part of the development.

Taylor Wimpey has been granted permission to develop the homes on land to the west of Fox’s Bank Lane near Whiston and north of the M62.

The proposals consist of 3 and 4 bedroom semi-detached and detached homes, with 10 different house types.

As part of the conditions of the application, Taylor Wimpey will commit to supporting local services and amenities. This includes:

  • Delivering 12.5% affordable housing (44 homes)
  • Contributing to additional primary and nursery provision within the Garden Village as well as healthcare and dental access
  • Contributing to the provision of a community orchard and allotments
  • Contributing to the delivery of public open space, management and maintenance of green space and outdoor sports provision in the area.

Halsnead Garden Village was one of 14 sites in England awarded Garden Village status by the Government in 2017.

Once complete deliver approximately 1,600 homes and at least 22.5ha of employment land, together with new education and health provision, 33 hectares of strategic greenspace and a new Country Park.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “I’m delighted to see the plans for Halsnead Garden Village progressing. The homes will be high quality and located within easy reach of acres of green space, offering a fantastic quality of life for the residents. The developers will be supporting the Council in ensuring there are sufficient services and amenities for the residents. Bringing jobs and investment, as well as high quality new homes and attractive green space, Halsnead Garden Village will benefit everyone within the borough.”