Anger over housing plan

Sidac Sports and Social Club, off Applecorn Close, Sutton Leach. Google Street View
Sidac Sports and Social Club, off Applecorn Close, Sutton Leach. Google Street View

Plans to build more than 100 houses in St Helens has sparked opposition.

Countryside Properties Ltd and CWP Land Consultants has applied for permission to erect 137 properties on land at Sidac Sports and Social Club, in Applecorn Close, Sutton Leach.

The application has received almost 40 objections, concerned about the impact it would have on the local area, citing traffic and access roads as an issue.

Rob Rainford, 35, of nearby Leach Lane, said: “The field is owned separately to the sports club, with Parkdale Sidac FC exclusively using the field.

“There has been a lot of objections. As a local resident I have an issue over privacy, as well as access roads.

“There are plans to build an access road into the new estate, which would cut through Applecorn Close, a small cul-de-sac, which currently has eight houses.

“That would mean around 200 cars coming through this small cul-de-sac which is not feasible. It would turn that cul-de-sac into a main road.”

People who wish to submit their concerns/objections should write to Alan Kilroe of St Helens Council via email or letter alankilroe@sthelens.gov.uk by April 1 and any comments submitted will be considered by the planning committee prior to a decision being made.