Taylor Wimpey's scheme for 514 new homes in St Helens has been voted for approval by the local authority planning committee following officer endorsement.
Randall Thorp initially masterplanned the site in 2013 to promote the Green Belt site for allocation in the emerging Local Plan. The site was subsequently allocated for residential development. In relation to the subsequent full planning application, Randall Thorp prepared the landscape strategy and landscape proposals for the scheme, and undertook the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment.
“I was really pleased how the team came together in the early stages to set the direction for the design and planning strategy”
David Hopkin, Senior Project Manager, Taylor Wimpey North West
The new homes will be highly energy efficient including triple glazing, solar panels and electric vehicle charging capabilities. The landscape designs for the site includes the planting of 680 trees and the creation of 7.5 acres of multi-functional open spaces, including natural-themed play areas and sustainable drainage ponds, which will capitalise upon views to the local landmark ‘The Dream’ sculpture within the adjacent Sutton Manor woodland.