Proposals to build a massive new housing development on an abandoned industrial site in Rainhill have been given the go-ahead.
House builders Countryside will construct 89 homes, including a mix of detached and semi-detached homes, on the former Oak Tyres centre on Warrington Road.
The estate will be named Stephenson Grove in honour of Stephenson’s Rocket - which won the Rainhill Trials in 1829 to operate on the Liverpool to Manchester line and revolutionised rail travel.
The company say each family home has been designed to combine both traditional and contemporary, open-plan layouts.
Each property - which includes two, three and four bedroom homes - are being made available through a range of home-buying initiatives, including a part exchange scheme.
And they will also be available through the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, allowing buyers to contribute only a five per cent deposit, together with a competitive loan from the government agency.
Peter Vella, regional sales and marketing director for Countryside, said: “We are delighted to have received planning approval for Stephenson Grove and the response we have had to our proposals is evidence of the local appetite for high quality new homes in Rainhill.
“Months of planning and design consultation have successfully brought us to a point where we are preparing to begin building work at the development, which will provide the St Helens property market with a fresh selection of exceptional new homes with an affordable price tag.”