The Proposals

Following a first stage of public consultation earlier in the year, the development team reviewed the feedback submitted and prepared a draft Masterplan for the site.
A second phase of public consultation on this Masterplan ran between Friday 18th October and Monday 11th November. Following a review of the feedback received, a planning application has now been submitted to St Helens Borough Council. The application is outline, with all matters reserved. It is a residential-led mixed-use development comprising:

  • Up to 1,200 new homes of mixed type and tenure;
  • Up to 4,700sqm of mixed use floorspace providing flexible permission uses within Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, C1, D1 and D2;
  • Demolition of remaining structures on site, together with ground remodelling, site remediation and ancillary works;
  • New areas of green infrastructure and public open space;
  • Sustainable drainage system (SuDS) including attenuation ponds; and
  • Vehicular access from highways.

BXB Cowley Hill Ltd will undertake the enabling, remedial, and engineering works on the site once planning permission has been secured. Following this, BXB Cowley Hill Ltd will then work in partnership with a housebuilder, who will build out the residential units. The indicative delivery program is estimated to be brought forward over in four phases. You can find out more by viewing the application on the Council’s planning portal using the reference number P/2020/0083/OUEIA.