Hundreds of new homes in St Helens have been authorized.

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Hundreds of new homes in St Helens have been authorized.

The council in St Helens has accepted proposals for 258 new homes on old industrial site that was previously used for mining.

Taylor Wimpey has been given permission to build the first phase of the Moss Nook development, which will include up to 900 new houses, open space, and sports pitches.

With the help of the local authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority was able to secure £2 million in funding to support the remediation and infrastructure work required for this first phase of development, allowing the site to reach its full potential as one of the region’s largest single residential developments.

The government recently disclosed planning figures that show St Helens has a “enviable record,” with 100 percent of applications resolved within the statutory or agreed timeframe in both 2019 and 2020, according to the council.

Historically, the enormous, complicated brownfield site was used for mining and a variety of heavy industrial processes.

“This area of land has been neglected for a number of years and has been plagued by anti-social behavior,” said Jeanie Bell, Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities at St Helens Borough Council.

“As a result, it’s excellent to see approval for the first stage of development, which will improve the area’s attractiveness and provide more people with access to decent accommodation in our borough.”

“Our inhabitants deserve good quality homes, and we will work hard as a council to provide it.”

“We know from our evidence-based research that there is significant demand for homes across the borough; as a result, I advise developers and investors to look no further than St Helens for a site with a lot of strengths and opportunities.”

“We continue to visibly demonstrate our policy of brownfield sites first when building the new homes and facilities that we need in our borough, working with our partners to attract support funding to make brownfield sites viable and our first choice,” said Councillor Richard McCauley, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning.

“Our high-performing planning service is assisting in the creation of distinctive, appealing, healthy, safe, inclusive, and accessible places to live, work, and visit.” The summary comes to a close.

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