Planning permission granted for final phase of homes at former Vulcan Works

St Modwen Homes has secured planning approval from St Helens Council for 89 homes as part of the fourth and final phase of its Tayleur Leas development in Newton-le-Willows.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 2:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th June 2020, 2:36 pm
Planning permission for a further 89 homes at the Vulcan development in Newton-le-Willows has been granted

A comprehensive mix of two, three and four-bed dwellings will be built in the housebuilde'rs signature contemporary style – with tall windows and high ceilings, on a 5.5-acre site to the

east of Wargrave Road.

Part of the wider 630-home outline planning application that was submitted in 2003 on the site of the former Vulcan Works factory, the final phase offers the last opportunity for homeowners to secure a new-build home on the development.

An artist's impression of the fourth and final phase of the development in Newton-le-Willows.

Councillor Richard McCauley, St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, said: “I’m delighted to see this application granted which will bring more quality housing to the fittingly named Vulcan Village, once home to Vulcan Works which was one of the biggest locomotive manufacturers and exporters in the world.

“The council is committed to delivering its brownfield-first approach to housing, and developments like this are fine examples of our intentions as we look to make St Helens borough an attractive place to live, work and visit.”

Martin Install, Regional Managing Director – North at St Modwen Homes, said: “It is fantastic to get the go-ahead for our final stretch of homes on the development and complete the vision of a spacious and welcoming community we have been working towards.

“While it marks our last chapter at Tayleur Leas, it will be the start of the story for many prospective homeowners searching for a modern, high specification home in Newton-le-


St Modwen Homes is currently proceeding with construction on the third phase and will move on to the fourth phase with a new sales arena and showhomes soon.

For now, Key Workers and Critical workers can get up to £10k towards a new S. Modwen Home and people that live in the local area can take advantage of a 20 per cent market discount on certain two-bedroom plots.