Housebuilder Bellway will build 413 new homes on two new Liverpool city region developments and has also pledged £4m to improve local infrastructure. Tony McDonough reports
Housebuilder Bellway has secured planning consent for 413 new homes in Halewood in Merseyside.
Part of the approved East Halewood masterplan, Bellway will bring forward two new residential developments in the area, which is in Knowsley, composing a mix of 310 private and 103 affordable homes.
Located on Baileys Lane, opposite Halewood Leisure Centre, Halewood Oaks is the larger of the two sites. It will comprise a total of 315 two, three and four-bedroom homes set around areas of landscaped public open green space.
Named after the late Rev Canon F B Plummer, of the nearby St Nicholas Church, who lost three of his seven sons in World War I, Plummers Meadow is on Greensbridge Lane. A smaller development, it will comprise 98 two, three, four and five-bedroom homes also set around open green space.
Both Halewood Oaks and Plummers Meadow will feature a range of house types from Bellway’s Artisan collection. The two developments are the first in Halewood for the North West division of the national housebuilding group that has its regional office at Hunts Cross in Liverpool.
Bellway North West sales director, Jenny Bell, said: “Plans for both are superb and we are looking forward to getting started on site later this year. Once complete, the developments will form part of an exciting new residential area in Halewood, close to open green space, well placed for local amenities and served by good transport links.”
Within its development plan, Bellway will make a number of financial contributions to the locality, improving education, infrastructure and access to open space for residents in the immediate local area.
More than £4m will be contributed including £1.83m towards highway improvements, £1.45m towards the provision of primary school places within Halewood, £360,000 towards the improvement of facilities at Halewood Leisure Centre and £320,000 towards the management, maintenance and enhancement of Finch Woods.
Bellway anticipates build to take approximately five years with the first properties released for sale in spring 2022.