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Go-ahead for plan to build 46 homes on site of former factory

Go-ahead for plan to build 46 homes on site of former factory

by Tom Martin (June 2019)

PLANS to build 46 houses on the site of a former factory in Seaforth have been approved.

Sefton Council has given the green light to proposals to demolish the former Hi-Craft factory on Sandy Lane and build 46 new homes on the site.

Concerns were raised from a resident about pollution levels in the area, but the local authority said they had given detailed regard to this matter and “consider the air quality to be acceptable.”

There was also an objection from the Merseyside and West Lancashire Bat Group, which criticised the Bat Survey Report carried out by the developer as part of their planning application but the council's ecologists considered that the report to be “sufficiently robust.”

Developers say the house types have been selected to provide variety in size and form but are considered to be reflective of the types of housing required in Sefton (mainly two and three bedrooms).

The planning application states that existing access points from Sandy Road and Sandy Lane will be retained and a through-route will be created.

It adds that the site is assessable to a wide range of facilities and services within reasonable walking distance.

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