An Illustrative Masterplan

Over the last few months, Bloor Homes and its development team has been preparing draft plans to show what a Garden Village could look like. This has involved extensive work by a range of technical specialists, such as architects, ecologists, planners and engineers. However, this is only the start of the design process.

We want to know what you think of our initial ideas and need your help to refine our plans. At the moment, the draft plans shown on the website have evolved following an in-depth design process and, whilst this process has considered many factors, such as the location of the site and the aspirations of the local authority, the plans are by no means the final proposals.

By engaging with the community, we hope that local people will help contribute to the development of the plans before a planning application is submitted to Knowsley Borough Council in the next few weeks. The planning application will be a ‘hybrid’ application to seek outline planning permission for the northern part of the site and a full planning permission for 123 new homes on the southern parcel of land. Whatever your view, we want to hear it, so please get in touch and have your say.

Illustrative Masterplan

Below is an illustrative masterplan showing the first phase of the wider Halsnead Garden Village proposals which will deliver 400 new homes. Once completed, Halsnead Garden Village will provide 1,600 much-needed new homes in Knowsley.

Halsnead Garden Village (Phase 1)

Halsnead Garden Village (Phase 1), click to enlarge

 

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A sensitively and well-designed development based on the principles of a ‘Garden City’

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A residential development of up to 360 much-needed high quality new properties to cater to local housing needs

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Up to 237 new homes on the northern part of the site (outline planning application)

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Development of the southern parcel of land for 123 new homes (full planning application), including a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom mews, semi and detached homes

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Improved public open space and green access corridors, which will feed into the wide Garden Village design and complement the delivery of the proposed Country Park

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Site access

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Extensive landscaping throughout the development, with the protection of existing hedgerows and trees, where possible

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A scheme that will stand the test by including electric vehicle charging facilities for all properties, meaning residents can simply install the correct charger for their vehicle as and when it is needed

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A knock on economic boost for Whiston through the additional spend of new residents in local shops and services, helping to sustain jobs and businesses

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The creation of jobs in the construction industry, including opportunities for young people through training and apprenticeship programmes, and within the supply chain

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Funds from the Government’s New Homes Bonus scheme for Knowsley Borough Council to spend for the benefit of local people, as well as raised Council Tax revenues for the Borough from the new properties

 

The consultation on the current masterplan forms an important part of the planning process and we invite local residents to provide their feedback ahead of the proposals being developed further. You can provide feedback on the plans on the ‘Your Views’ page on this website, which can be found here.