270 homes ready for Merseyside property ‘hotspot’

270 homes could be built in a newly labeled property hotspot in Merseyside.

Taylor Wimpey North West has submitted a reserved questions planning application for a new residential development which would see 270 homes appear in Brackenway, Formby. 30% of the houses will be affordable housing, with the development comprising a mix of semi-detached, semi-detached and two-storey detached houses.

The mix of two, three and four bedroom homes will be built to ‘meet local needs’ after planning permission was granted for up to 286 new homes in January 2022. Development is expected to focus on good design , sustainability and location making with approximately 36 acres of green space.

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Open meadows and drainage ponds will be created along with an on-site playground, ecological improvements and improved pedestrian links throughout the site and to the local nature reserve. The proposed scheme will be accessed via a new junction to be constructed off Formby Bypass as well as emergency access on Paradise Lane which will be controlled by a collapsible bollard.

The company has also pledged to contribute £178,200 to the Sefton Coast Mitigation Scheme. Ian Harrison, Director of Lands and Planning at Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “We are delighted to have submitted our planning application for a new development in Formby. The development will provide high quality new homes and investment for the area.

“We are confident that our proposals will have a lasting positive impact on the community and we look forward to receiving a decision on our planning application from Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council in the near future.”

The Formby area has recently been branded a “hotspot” as people seek to be closer to the coast and nature after the pandemic. The hotspot label came after Barratt Homes conducted a survey of 2,000 potential buyers and tenants which found that 69% prioritized outdoor spaces.