Miller Homes Announces Plans Of £1.6m Contribution In Merseyside
Miller Homes has revealed plans of how £1.6m will be spent in Halewood and the Merseyside region, as it brings new homes to the area at upcoming development, Wilbury Park.
£571,536 will also go towards ensuring primary school places within Halewood primary schools. In the interest of local education, a further £134,946 will be contributed to support the construction of a new nursery facility, or an extension of an existing facility. This will allow for the provision of full time entry nursery school or external childcare places within Halewood.
£541,080 of the sum will be contributed towards highways, to improve Higher Road/Baileys Lane, Higher Road/Finch Lane, Lower Road/Greensbridge Lane & Church Road/Baileys Lane, and to allow for traffic regulation order along Finch Lane.
A contribution of £141,264 will be made towards the improvement of outdoor sports provision at Halewood Leisure Centre which includes provision of junior multi-use games centres, car park improvements, improved pedestrian and cycle links through the site towards the shopping centre and improvements to the Halewood Leisure Centre itself.
With strategic green infrastructure in mind, £125,874 will go towards the enhancement, management, and maintenance of Finch Wood.
To support transportation in the Halewood and wider Merseyside area, £81,000 will be given towards the costs of subsidising the diversion of an existing service or creation of a new bus service that would run between Lower Road and Baileys Lane through the Halewood SUE (Sustainable Urban Extension) site.
£12,960 will go towards supporting healthcare in the region, namely the refurbishment and the layout of a new reception at The Halewood Centre.
Finally, £11,340 will be contributed by Miller Homes towards the costs of monitoring the Social Value Strategy. This is a strategy approved by the Council which has the objective of maximising employment and training benefits for residents in the local area.
Miller Homes will be providing 18 affordable apartments for both Shared Ownership and Affordable Rent tenures. The homebuilder is currently working with local affordable housing providers to bring these plots forward.
Clare Noakes, Sales Director for Miller Homes North West said: “We are proud to be able to make such a substantial contribution to the Merseyside community as we bring new homes to Halewood. It was important for us to ensure that the funds covered a wide range of sectors for the locals, including education, sports and healthcare.
Alongside the £1.6m contributions, Miller Homes has also revealed plans to protect a locally-loved heritage asset nearby to the site, the grave of Blackie the war horse. The plans include a pathway to Blackie’s grave, which is currently in an overgrown state, this will then be surrounded by wildflower meadows and native shrubs and trees. These plans will allow for residents and the public to visit Blackie’s grave.
You can find out more information about Wilbury Park on the Miller Homes website. The first collection of homes were recently launched online, and the sales centre is now open by appointment only.
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