Lydiate Lane

Type of development



Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West





Sefton Council’s Planning Committee has granted approval of reserved matters for 268 new homes on the edge of Thornton, near Crosby.

The site is allocated for housing in the Sefton Local Plan and outline planning permission was granted in January 2020. Since then, the applicant Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West has developed detailed plans for the site in consultation with officers, local parish councils and the public.

The approved scheme will deliver 268 new homes, 80 of which will be affordable, as well as public open space, a new play area, footpath and cycleway connections, landscaping, and drainage.

Andrew Taylor, Planning Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West, said:

“Since we acquired the site, our team has worked hard to devise a detailed scheme that faithfully reflects the principles set out in the outline permission, represents quality placemaking and helps the Council to deliver another of its Local Plan allocations.”

Eden Planning has led on the reserved matters application submission. Chris Garratt, Director at Eden Planning, said:

“We’ve worked closely with the planning officers at Sefton Council since submission of the application to maintain a positive dialogue and address detailed matters that arise during the determination period. The design assures quality living that will complement the local area, meeting the needs of families and first-time buyers alike.”

Work on discharging conditions is underway and development of the site is expected to begin in summer 2023.