Brownfield site in Hall Lane, formerly occupied by Prysmian Cables and Systems, is part of a wider redevelopment project which will see the construction of up to 700 new homes
Housebuilder Barratt has secured planning consent for for 150 new homes in Prescot.
The brownfield site in Hall Lane, formerly occupied by Prysmian Cables and Systems, is earmarked for up to 700 new homes.
Knowsley Council’s planning committee has approved the development which will provide a mix of detached, semi-detached and mews dwellings.
This latest planning application supports the wider regeneration plans for Prescot which include the construction of the £26m Shakespeare North Playhouse and education centre and a new £7m community police and fire station.
Also planned is the £4m Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative which is seeing buildings and spaces being repaired, restored and re-used, as well as plans for transport improvements between the train station and town centre, a hotel and a cinema.
Cllr Graham Morgan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy Development, said: “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.”