A public consultation is now underway into Knowsley’s masterplan for a mixed-use regeneration of its Halsnead area.
Employment development opportunities are being lined up for the site, which was recently announced as one of 14 in the country to be receiving government-backed Garden Village status.
A primary school, improvements to community and leisure facilities and a new country park also feature in Knowsley Council’s vision for Halsnead, alongside a range of new homes.
Councillor Graham Morgan, the local authority’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, says: “This is the biggest change that Knowsley will see in the next 15 years and is part of the council’s ambitious plans for growth across the borough.
“Over the past few months, the council has been preparing the exciting new draft masterplan based upon Garden Village principles, which will help to guide development in the area and will focus on the sites natural and historical assets.
“We want people to get involved in the consultation on the draft masterplan and have their say. This is their chance to guide the development of this exciting and unique opportunity.”
Drop-in events will take place in Whiston at the George Howard Centre from 3-8pm on 26 January, and at St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning from 10am-3pm on 4 February as part of the consultation.
The deadline for comments on the draft masterplan is 5pm on 23 February.