Plans to build 150 new Prescot homes were approved by Knowsley Council’s planning committee last night (20 July).
The project is the first phase of wider proposals to deliver 700 houses on a Hall Lane brownfield site known as Prescot Park.
A mix of detached, semi-detached and mews houses are said to be lined up for the whole development.
Following yesterday’s decision, Barratt Homes will progress with the transformation of the land which was previously occupied by Prysmian Cables and Systems.
Councillor Graham Morgan, Knowsley Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economy development, says: “Through our economic growth plan, we want to attract more residents, businesses, visitors and investors into Knowsley.
“One of the key ways which we will do so is by supporting and encouraging high quality new homes such as Barratt Homes’ development at Prescot Park.
“We are prioritising housing developments on brownfield sites and this is yet another example of our ambition to accelerate economic growth.
“Barratt Homes’ planning application demonstrates a confidence in Prescot as a place to invest in and demonstrates a high quality development that supports our plans for Prescot and the wider borough. I look forward to seeing their plans become reality over the coming months.”
Other Prescot regeneration plans include the development of the £26 million Shakespeare North Playhouse, a £7m community police and fire station and the £4m Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative.