Housing Plans for Fields Neighbouring Whitakers, Prescot

By on Monday, November 30, 2015

Prescot residents are invited to view plans for a housing development on land belonging to Whitakers Garden Centre.

Planners believe about 200 3- or 4-bedroom homes could be built on the site, which sits between the A57 (Prescot Bypass), Knowsley Park Lane and the A58 (Liverpool Road).


The land was recently earmarked for development after Knowsley’s Local Plan controversially removed its protected greenbelt status.

As no house-builder has yet been contracted for the development, the plans are in the early stages and subject to change.

According to project management company Curtins Consulting, the site is in a “prime location,” with excellent access to schools and other facilities. The residential development would include “creation of a nature corridor to open up an existing brook and link habitats, encouraging wildlife to remain and thrive on site.”

Earlier this year, residents opposed plans to build on this site and others across the borough. In July 2015, however, a government inspector approved plans to release land across Knowsley.

Public Consultation, Wednesday 2 December 2015

Members of the public can attend a consultation at Whitakers Garden Centre any time between 2pm and 8pm on Wednesday 2 December to view draft plans, speak to project managers and have their say on the proposals.

You can also have your say by writing to FREEPOST: YOUR SAY CONSULTATION by the Monday 7 December deadline.


  1. Kathryn

    Monday, December 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Duno about a shortage of 3-4 bedroom houses but there is a definite shortage of 1-2 bedroom flats. Ive been looking for affordable home now for over 12 months and unless you are over 55 there is nothing available.

  2. Mrs P Bragg

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    it is alright building houses but we need more roads there is to much traffic on the road I think its about time you make a new town we are busting at the seems

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