Work begins to unlock potential of St Helens site with plans for 164 homes

Thatto Heath plans

Countryside Partnerships has started construction work in Thatto Heath, St Helens, ahead of building 164 new homes.

The new development will provide 83 affordable homes, delivered in partnership with Torus, alongside 81 open market homes.

This month enabling works and site remediation is taking place, before work commences on new roads and sewers in March, with construction of the first houses starting in June.

The site had been earmarked for residential development for more than 30 years, but, due to build constraints and viability factors, plans had never been taken forward until now.

To overcome these challenges, Countryside Partnerships worked closely with St Helens Council and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to access government funding to help deliver the site, which has enabled work to now commence.

A Countryside Partnerships Merseyside & Cheshire West spokesperson, said: “Starting work is always a great milestone and we can’t wait to deliver these quality new homes for people living in the local area.

“Working with our partner Torus and the council we’ve been able to unlock the site, which had previously stalled for many years, which is great news for the local community.”

They added: “Without the additional government funding the site would not have been brought forward and would have remained redundant. It’s a great demonstration of our partnerships business model, which utilises the skills and resources of multiple partners to deliver the best outcomes.”