Housebuilder to turn former Prescot factory site into 68 family homes
A project to create 68 new family homes in Prescot has secured planning consent.
Housebuilder Stewart Milne Homes will transform part of the former British Insulated Callenders Cables site into a mix of two-, three-, four- and five-bed properties.
The scheme, known as Callenders Green, will include seven affordable housing units.
Paul Challinor, managing director of Stewart Milne Homes North West, said: “The approval of our plans for these new homes is a significant milestone in the progress of our region and the development and marks the beginning of our first major new North West site in 2018.
“Our homes will provide a quality choice for those looking to buy a new home in Prescot and we have already received significant interest from potential buyers.”
He added: “We look forward to delivering these new homes at Callenders Green and assisting with the council’s regeneration plans for the area.”
The British Insulated Callenders Cable company was among area’s largest employers, with 14,000 workers based locally. Its Knowsley factory was demolished in 2006.
Knowsley Council Leader Cllr Andy Moorhead commented: “This Stewart Milne development is yet another vote of confidence for Prescot and alongside the other housing developments in the town it supports the council’s vision to increase the choice and availability of high quality housing in the area.
“This development which is taking place on another brownfield site in Prescot also supports our growth plans for Knowsley, bringing new investment into the borough which can then be reinvested for the benefit of our communities.”