Plans build 30 new homes on land in Crossens by Sefton Council’s housing company Sandway Homes Limited have been approved.

The planning application, which was submitted by Dominic Ellis on behalf of Sefton Council for land to the north of Bartons Close, was unsurprisingly recommended for approval at the council’s planning committee meeting last Wednesday.

The housing mix on the site off the Plough Roundabout would consist of six four-bedroom two storey houses, 13 three-bedroom two storey houses and 11 two-bedroom two storey houses and it is allocated for development within Sefton’s Local Plan with a maximum capacity of 36 homes.

The proposal is for the erection of 30 dwellings, including 10 ‘affordable homes’ and a new access road off Fell View on the 2.5 acre plot.

The main issues to consider, says a report, are ‘the principle of development, access and highway safety, flood risk and drainage, ecology, design and matters relating to the living conditions of future residents and existing neighbours’.