Developer submits plans for 164 Mersey homes

Developer Vistry Partnerships submits plans to build 164 homes at a Liverpool city region site. Tony McDonough reports

Thatto Heath
Vistry Partnerships plans to build 164 homes in St Helens


Housebuilder Vistry Partnerships has submitted plans to build 164 new homes in Thatto Heath in St Helens.

Vistry has exchanged contracts on the land owned by St Helens Council. Under the proposals, 81 homes will be sold on the open market by Vistry under its Linden Homes brand.

Housing association Torus will take on the additional 83 homes to offer affordable accommodation. Vistry has also committed to delivering 25% of the homes as accessible for disabled people. Vistry has previously worked on a scheme in Runcorn.

This previously developed site is located next to the railway station in Thatto Heath, south of St Helens town centre. It has been earmarked for redevelopment by the local authority for some time.

Vistry has secured funding from the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s Brownfield Land Fund. This has allowed remediation work to take place. Subject to planning permission, works are due to start on site by the end of the year, with the development completed in 2026.

Ian Hilliker, managing director of Vistry Partnerships North West, said: “Using our regeneration and partnerships expertise, I’m delighted that we’ve been able to work collaboratively with the local authority and Torus to develop these high-quality plans for Thatto Heath.

“The highly accessible and prominent site can play an important regeneration role in the wider community, delivering a range of mixed-tenure homes that will give local people a great chance to live here.”

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