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Plans for new homes in Roby approved

by Lisa Bennett

Knowsley Council’s Planning Committee has given the green light for 124 high quality new homes to be built off Edenhurst Avenue in Roby.

The privately owned site is currently unused and overgrown and has been vacant for 10 years. It was previously home to the social club and sports facilities for Lucas Aerospace, but has been fenced off and not publicly accessible for the past decade.

As a result, this site was one of those earmarked for residential development as part of Knowsley’s Local Plan, which was adopted in 2016 following years of local consultation and scrutiny from central Government.

Attractive new community

The Anwyl Homes development will create an attractive and vibrant new community and provide new public open space for the benefit of the wider community, including a children’s play area and new footpaths.

Anwyl Homes will also contribute £800,000 towards the installation of traffic lights at the junction of Rimmer Avenue and Court Hey Road and the upgrading of footpaths to part of Bowring Park Avenue. In addition, they will make a significant financial contribution of £528,000 towards providing affordable housing in the Huyton area.

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

“Demand for new homes in the borough is extremely high and it is important that we have a mix of homes in Knowsley to suit all needs.

We are currently delivering on this through a wide range of new housing developments and this particular development off Edenhurst Avenue will provide high quality family homes for local people and people who are looking to move into Knowsley.

This will be a very attractive development given the site’s fantastic location and being close to transport links. We expect it to be a very popular place to live.”

Managing Director at Anwyl Homes Lancashire, John Grime, commented:

“We are delighted to have secured our second site in Merseyside. The plans for Edenhurst Park are superb and we are looking forward to getting started on site early next year.”

Subject to the completion of a legal agreement between Anwyl Homes and Knowsley Council, work on the site is due to start early 2019 with the first homes being available for sale later in the year. The development will include four bedroomed and three bedroomed detached homes.