Plans for new homes in Southport discussed

The early plans include 99 two-storey houses and two bungalows.
Councillors in Southport have discussed plans to build over 100 homes on the site of a former hospital in Kew.

Keepmoat, Cosmopolitan Housing Group and the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust have jointly submitted an application to the local authority for a development comprising both new homes and care facilities.

In their current form, the plans include 99 two-storey houses and two bungalows, which would bring the number of new properties planned for the town up to 800, the Southport Visitor reported.

Councillor Maureen Fearn said: "We need more houses and from the look of what the preliminary plans are, it looks fine. They are going to build the housing that is required."

Meanwhile, West Wiltshire residents are to receive 350 affordable new homes under a contract signed between Persimmon Homes and the local council.

The properties will be delivered in Trowbridge, Melksham, Westbury and Warminster and are intended to deal with the lack of affordable housing in the area.ADNFCR-1100-ID-801263658-ADNFCR