• Prescot land

New plans for apartments and family homes at Prescot site

New plans have been revealed for a large housing development vacant land off Knowsley Park Lane in Prescot.

A revised application requesting outline planning permission for up to 200 new homes at the site owned by Whitakers Garden Centre has been submitted to Knowsley Council.

The proposed development would include a mixture of apartments and family housing, along with new  public open space and the retention of existing woodland areas.

A report issued to Knowsley Council reads: “The apartments would be split into two blocks located towards the entrance of the site, creating a gateway to the development.

“This will alleviate the change in level of the site at this point by utilising the mass of these to create a relationship with the adjacent properties.

“The different house types have been mixed together throughout the scheme to create a dynamic layout with no segregation or exclusion to any part of the site. Where possible aspects onto woodland or open green space have been exploited.”

The site in question was formerly green belt land before the council removed its status and earmarked it for development.

Earlier plans to build at the location were withdrawn after encountering opposition from local residents and some councillors.

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