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Plans for affordable and build to rent homes approved

The next phase of the exciting brownfield development at Moss Nook in St Helens, delivering almost 300 new quality new homes, with a focus on supporting people to find homes through affordable homes and rental properties, has been approved.

St Helens Town Hall

Article date: 18th April 2024

St Helens Borough Council's Planning Committee approved the reserved matters application for 295 homes and associated works, which make up phase three of the Moss Nook Masterplan in Sutton.

Phase three follows the first development of more than 200 houses on the site, which are in delivery, and the approval of new sports pitches, changing rooms and landscaping.

The scheme will see a range of two, three and four bed properties, with all housing aimed at providing support for people buying and renting homes. In total, 185 homes will be classed as affordable housing - made up of 70 as affordable rent, 95 as shared ownership, 20 as social rent. The remaining 110 homes will be classed as build to rent.

Councillor Richard McCauley, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning, said: "This scheme is an example of how we're positively supporting housing delivery across the borough, not just on the development of challenging brownfield land for the benefit of our communities but also providing a varied range of high-quality housing options for residents too. With around 60 per cent of all homes in this phase offering affordable housing options, which significantly exceeds the Local Plan policy requirements, this scheme will help meet the evident needs of our residents and I look forward to seeing the expansion of emerging Moss Nook community."

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Last modified on 18 April 2024