Outline plans for over 250 new homes near Thornton have been recommended for approval.
The scheme from applicant Nuffield College proposes the extension of the Sefton village onto fields located north of Lydiate Lane.
The envisaged housing comprises a mix of 268 two, three, four and five-bedroom homes of various types and sizes including townhouses, semi-detached and detached houses.
According to a document included with the application the masterplan is flexible enough to accommodate a range of housing types and sizes in response to market demand, changing housing needs and the requirements for social housing.
The application has been recommended for approval despite a handful of objections which claim the scheme will ruin a “beautiful landscape”.
A report to be presented to the Sefton Council’s planning committee next Wednesday (18 October) says: “The principle of development is established given that this site was allocated for housing development in the recently adopted Local Plan.
“The proposal would provide dwellings including affordable homes in line with Local Plan policy, in an area which has a shortage of affordable homes and would assist in reducing the deficit in the council’s housing land supply.”