New homes plan set for green light
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 99 new homes in Formby look set to be approved – just months after similar proposals were rejected.
The plans were also considered by Sefton Council earlier this month, but were deferred until tomorrow evening.
The new proposal, which will see 99 homes built on the land to the rear of Andrews Lane, has been recommended for approval in a report prepared by council planning officers.
An original application for 95 homes was rejected in December 2016 for reasons including inappropriate use of green land, concerns over flooding and the detrimental impact on the existing properties.
Redrow, the company behind the proposal, has appealed that ruling as well as submitting the new plans.
If the new plans are passed by the Planning Committee this Wednesday, however, Sefton Council will not contest the appeal made by Redrow. A date Formby, where there is a shortfall of development and include 31 affordable homes.
“This, in turn, will assist in reducing the deficit in the council’s housing land supply.
“The other reasons for refusal of the outline application in December 2016 have been addressed.
“The access is considered acceptable and the off-site highways works will ensure the proposal is also acceptable in highways terms.
“The introduction of an acoustic barrier for existing and proposed residents, along with the Construction Management Plan and working hours’ restrictions will provide some protection in relation to the living conditions of neighbours.”
The plans will be considered by the Sefton Council’s Planning Committee at Town Hall tomorrow at 6.30pm.
for a Planning Inquiry has already been set.
The proposed development will feature a block of 12 apartments and a mixture of terraced, semi-detached and detached houses featuring either two, three or four bedrooms each.
Thirty-one of the properties set to be constructed would be classed as affordable housing.
Two petitions had been given to the council against the proposal, but the plans are now set to be given the go ahead.
Redrow states that it has factored the reasons for the refusal into the new proposal and this has been backed up in the planning officer’s report.
The report states: “The principle of development is now established given that the site has been allocated for housing in the recently adopted Local Plan. The proposal will provide 99 homes in
Redrow wants to build 99 homes in Formby