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Decision looms for Redrow’s Formby housing scheme

A mix of 99 new houses and apartments could be built on land in Formby if plans are given the go ahead next week.

Redrow Homes’ proposal to develop on the site to the south of Andrew’s Lane will go before Sefton Council’s planning committee on 2 August.

A document to be considered by the committee recommends the scheme for approval with conditions, despite a previous outline planning application to build on the plot being refused in December 2016.

It suggests a number of reasons for the past refusal have been addressed and that “overall the proposal is considered to be acceptable”.

If the development is given the green light, 31 of the planned 99 properties will be affordable homes.

An access road and open space with an attenuation pond would also be incorporated into the scheme.

The site the properties will be developed on was allocated for housing in the borough’s Local Plan, which guides development in the area, when it was adopted Sefton Council on 20 April this year.

The planning document adds: “It is concluded that given the site’s allocation for housing in the adopted Local Plan the principle of developing the house for residential use is established.

“The other reasons for refusing the outline application have been overcome. The proposal satisfies both local and national policy and is recommended for approval subject to conditions and the completion of a Section 106 legal agreement.

“This agreement would cover affordable housing and the provision of open space and related matters.”

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