Knowsley Council is working with the Knowsley Estate and developers to create a new prestigious employment and housing location.
As part of Knowsley’s ambitious growth plans, Huyton will become home to a new high quality employment park and spacious new family homes.
The council is now consulting on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the site, known as Earlsfield Park, which sits between the M57 to the north and Knowsley Lane to the south.
The document will guide development on the site to ensure it is of the highest quality and maximises the benefits for the local community. As part of the proposed development, the existing Lord Derby Playing Fields and Oak Plantation will also be improved for existing and future users and residents, workers and visitors to the area to enjoy.
John Flaherty, Executive Director (Place) at Knowsley Council said:
“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.”
Alongside the SPD, Ion Property Developments is creating a Masterplan for the site. This will provide additional details on their specific development proposals. You will be able to find out more about the council’s Planning document and Ion Property Development’s Masterplan at the drop in event (see below).
Consultation on the draft SPD will start on Thursday 13 April and will close at 5pm Thursday 25 May 2017.
You can view the draft SPD and submit your comments on the council’s website. Printed copies of the draft SPD and response forms are available in One Stop Shops and libraries during normal opening hours.
Drop in event
During the consultation, there will be a drop-in event on Wednesday 3 May, 3.30pm – 8pm at Knowsley Lane Primary School, Knowsley Lane, Huyton, L36 8DB.
At the event you can find out more about the draft SPD and council staff will be able to answer questions about this.
Ion Property Developments will also be at the event so you can find out more about, and comment on, their draft Masterplan.
Once consultation has closed, all comments received will be reviewed and changes will be made to the SPD as appropriate. A final version of the SPD will be presented to Knowsley Council’s Cabinet with a recommendation for it to be adopted, in summer.
Before any development can take place, Knowsley Council will need to consider the Masterplan prepared by Ion Property Developments and any subsequent individual planning applications.
An adopted Supplementary Planning Document and approved Masterplan will ensure that any development on the site is a highly-visible demonstration of Knowsley’s high ambitions for design, construction and environmental standards.