Council signals green light for 268 new homes in Thornton

CGI of type of property at Lydiate Lane

More than 260 homes have been approved by Sefton Council’s planning committee on land in Thornton, near Crosby.

The committee granted approval of reserved matters for 268 new homes on a site allocated for housing in the Sefton Local Plan. Outline planning permission was granted for Lydiate Lane in January 2020.

Since then, applicant, Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West, has developed detailed plans for the site in consultation with officers, local parish councils and the public.

Of the 268 new homes, 80 will be affordable, and will benefit from public open space, a new play area, footpath and cycleway connections, landscaping, and drainage.

Andrew Taylor, planning director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West, said: “Since we acquired the site, our team has worked hard to devise a detailed scheme that faithfully reflects the principles set out in the outline permission, represents quality placemaking and helps the council to deliver another of its Local Plan allocations.”

Eden Planning has led on the reserved matters application submission.

Chris Garratt, director at Eden Planning, said: “We’ve worked closely with the planning officers at Sefton Council since submission of the application to maintain a positive dialogue and address detailed matters that arise during the determination period. The design assures quality living that will complement the local area, meeting the needs of families and first time buyers alike.”

Work on discharging conditions is under way and development of the site is expected to begin this summer.

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