Plans for retirement apartments and houses on 'derelict land'

By Jess Molyneux

Plans have been submitted to create 79 new homes in St Helens on a site that has remained derelict for years.

Anwyl Partnerships, specialists in the provision of residential land and build developments, submitted the plans on the recently acquired site off Cowley Hill Lane.

Creating a "new, diverse and vibrant community on the derelict site," the plans from Anwyl Partnerships include 54 retirement apartments and 25 houses.

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The firm said the site has remained vacant for several years, where previous planning applications have encountered problems inhibiting delivery.

Sam Oliver, Senior Land Manager at Anwyl Partnerships explained: "Our proposals respond to the key post pandemic drivers, which is to provide a broad mixture of tenures, all underpinned by strong design to truly create balanced communities.

"We had positive engagement throughout our public consultation earlier in the year. We have also benefited from constructive input from council stakeholders whilst developing our brief.

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Artists impressions of the proposed scheme by Anwyl Partnerships to create 79 new homes on a recently acquired site off Cowley Hill Lane, St Helens (Outloud PR)

"The site has great physical attributes and we have sought to optimise these by retaining all existing trees, whilst also identifying further strategic locations for additional tree planting and landscaping.

"We look forward to working with the council to bring about a positive decision in the coming weeks."

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