More than 400 homes proposed in £60m Halewood development

Plans for the development of 413 new homes east of Halewood, South Liverpool, have been submitted to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The proposals have been lodged on behalf of housebuilder Bellway Homes (North West Division) by the Manchester office of national planning and development consultancy Lichfields.

Bellway will build on two separate parcels, both of which form part of the wider East Halewood Sustainable Urban Extension which is allocated for a residential development of approximately 1,100 dwellings.

The smaller parcel – known as Plummer’s Meadow – will feature a mixture of two- to five-bedroom homes, including 57 three-bedroom homes.

The larger plot – to be known as Halewood Oaks – will feature a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, 16 two-bedroom homes, 192 three-bedroom homes and 69 four-bedroomed homes.

The developments will include 25% affordable housing, totalling 104 dwellings, across the two sites.

The proposals include the provision of associated infrastructure including access and internal roads, footpaths, cycleways, landscaping, children’s play areas and other open spaces.

Lichfields estimates the two sites will deliver a total investment of around £59.4m over the eight-year build period, creating 206 construction jobs.

The development forms part of a larger strategic urban extension to the east of Halewood of more than 1,000 new homes identified in the council’s Local Plan.

Frances Lennon, of Lichfields, said: “Bellway has worked closely with Knowsley Council for a considerable while to bring forward these sites, which will help deliver a wide choice of new homes and help the council achieve its housebuilding targets.”