Proposal for 337 new Merseyside homes over 40 acres

Proposals for the development

A full planning application for Taylor Wimpey’s scheme of 337 new homes to be built at Halsnead Garden Village, Whiston, has been registered by Knowsley Council, with planning and EIA services provided by Pegasus Group.

The 40-acre development, named Fox Wood Garden Village, comprises a mix of three- and four-bedroom properties centred around three acres of mature woodland.

The proposals have been designed to uphold garden village principles and conform with the council’s masterplan for the wider site, which is set to deliver up to 1,600 homes, employment land and a country park, and is one of the first 14 schemes to be awarded Garden Village status by the Government.

The development will also make a contribution of £2.3m to local services and infrastructure, will support local construction jobs, while new residents will contribute an estimated £8.8m per year to the local economy.

Pegasus Group director, Graham Lamb, said: “This development will provide much-needed family homes for Whiston in an attractive neighbourhood which fully aligns with Knowsley Council’s vision for the wider Garden Village.

“It also provides an economic boost and show of confidence in the area at a time of huge uncertainty in the wider economy.”

The scheme is expected to support around 56 direct construction jobs and 97 jobs in the wider economy per annum.

Ian Harrison, land and planning director at Warrington-based Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Knowsley Council with its vision for Halsnead Garden Village and delivering much-needed homes for the area.

“With just 14 of these types of schemes in the UK, it’s an honour to be involved with bringing a landmark development forward and we’ve taken much-needed time to develop proposals, in consultation with local residents, that will deliver a new community that Whiston will benefit from for centuries to come.”

The planning application will be considered by Knowsley Council, with a decision due in November.