Plans for Knowsley’s 22-hectare Earlsfield Park housing and employment development have been given the go-ahead.
Property developer Ion, which is working in collaboration will Bellway Homes and the Knowsley Estate, secured permission from the borough council’s planning committee yesterday (28 June).
A site next to the existing Lord Derby Playing Fields and Oak Plantation is earmarked for the scheme, which will include 154 new homes and a 16-hectare employment park alongside a pub/restaurant, petrol station and a hotel.
A new combined 3km pedestrian and cycle route is also lined up, along with an upgrade to sports facilities and open space at the Lord Derby Playing Fields and Oak Plantation.
Knowsley Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, Councillor Tony Brennan, says: “This development of high quality new homes and employment opportunities will not only contribute towards the council’s ambitious growth plans for Knowsley, but it will also contribute towards the economic growth of the Liverpool City Region.
“Earlsfield Park will become an attractive location for both businesses and families who are looking for a high-quality accommodation in appealing surroundings.”
The development is said to have the potential to create more than 650 jobs to the local economy along with 800 construction jobs.