Consultation for new Knowsley development underway

Original article Posted by Mark Langshaw

Provisional plans for an employment and housing development in Huyton are available to view during an ongoing public consultation.

Local residents and businesses are invited to have their say on Knowsley Council‘s draft Supplementary Planning Documentfor the site known as Earlsfield Park before 25 May.

Sited between the M57 and Knowsley Lane, the project aims to transform former green belt land into a mixed-use development hosting family homes and land with commercial potential.

The plans, which were drawn up by the council in collaboration with Knowsley Estate and its development partners, also include improvements to the nearby Lord Derby Playing Fields and Oak Plantation for residents and workers to utilise.

John Flaherty, executive director at Knowsley Council, says: “This hugely impressive, exciting new development at Earlsfield Park will make a significant contribution towards achieving our ambitious growth plans for jobs, housing and business.

“Not only will the employment uses on the site contribute to the economic growth of Knowsley and the city region, but the delivery of high quality family homes will broaden the housing appeal of the area.

“The council has prepared the draft SPD with the involvement of external stakeholders, including the landowner and is now at a stage where we are asking the public to comment on this.”

Ion Property Developments is drawing up a masterplan for the site, which will be available to view along with the planning document at a drop-in event on Wednesday 3 May, between 3.30pm and 8pm at Knowsley Lane Primary School in Huyton.

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