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Plans for Halsnead Garden Village progress as new homes approved

by Jonathan Kearney

The latest application for new homes at Halsnead Garden Village has been approved by the Council’s Planning Committee.

Forth Homes Construction submitted the application for 43 new homes on land at Windy Arbor Brow and Windy Arbor Road in Whiston.

The homes will consist of 14 one and two bedroom apartments and 29 two, three and four bedroom houses. The houses will be a mix of detached, semi-detached and a terrace, together with a 3-storey apartment block.  All but one of the new homes will be affordable housing. The decision to grant planning permission is subject to Forth Homes complying with 36 planning conditions, including for the submission and approval by the Council of:

  • further details relating to electric vehicle charging points
  • the provision of a crossing point on Windy Arbor Road, to ease access to a bus stop, and
  • a ‘Construction Management Plan’, so that the impacts of building work on neighbours can be reduced.

Forth Homes must also sign a legal agreement with Knowsley Council, to ensure that they pay developer contributions to assist in mitigating the impacts of their development on:

  • Education provision
  • Nursery/childcare places
  • Play area and community facilities
  • Healthcare and dental facilities
  • Green space management and maintenance
  • Outdoor sports provision

Once complete Halsnead Garden Village will be the largest combined housing and employment development in the Liverpool City Region, delivering approximately 1,600 new, quality homes and at least 22.5 hectares of employment land.

Halsnead Garden Village will also provide 33 hectares of new greenspaces and a new, 28-hectare, Country Park.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “Halsnead Garden Village will deliver high quality new homes and infrastructure, surrounded by well maintained and accessible green space. The access to employment and services will ensure a high quality of life for residents. The annual boost to the local economy will benefit everyone across the borough and beyond.”