Green light for new homes to be built in North Huyton

Published on: Thursday, 27-August-2015

Knowsley Council has given the go ahead for a further 330 new homes to be built as part of the North Huyton Revive Regeneration programme.

The delivery of these new homes will continue to provide a better choice of housing types, increase levels of home ownership, keep families in the area and attract new families into the area.

Revive was established in 2005 as a collaboration between Knowsley Council, Knowsley Housing Trust and North Huyton Communities Future (formerly known as North Huyton NDC). Keepmoat, Gleeson and Lowry were named as preferred developers to build at least 1,450 news homes in the area.

The rate of development has been slower than originally anticipated due to the global recession affecting the housing market. However, despite this, building work has always continued on site, unlike many other developments across the North West.

House sales are showing considerable signs of improvement and the programme will soon reach the key milestone of its 400th property.

Cllr Mike Murphy, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said: “This is really positive news for everyone involved in the Revive Regeneration programme. Huyton has benefited from considerable investment into leisure and shopping facilities making it a great place for families to set up home. We’ve already seen an increase in the number of people moving into the area and we hope this next phase of building will help this to continue.

“There is an established demand for housing in Knowsley and this is another great example of our commitment to deliver housing growth to meet this demand.”

Nick Uttley, Regional Director of Gleeson Homes said “Last financial year we completed 64 new homes in Revive and we can see that the new housing developments are making North Huyton an increasingly desirable place to live so we are hoping to build even more this year. Our partnership with the Local Authority is a wonderful example of cooperation between public and private organisations and we are very proud to be part of this successful housing regeneration project.”

Gareth Roberts, Operations Director at Keepmoat commented: "It's fantastic news that the go-ahead has been given to construct a further 330 new homes in the region, as part of the North Huyton Revive Regeneration programme. We're delighted to be working alongside Knowsley Council, Knowsley Housing Trust and North Huyton Communities Future in order to deliver a fantastic housing boost to the local community."

The signing of the legal agreement means that phases 2c and 3 of the overall Revive programme can now be delivered and developers can now proceed to build 330 new homes in the area. Work has already started on site and the construction of the new homes is expected to start in September.