A 'GARDEN village' development has received a further funding boost from central government.

Halsnead Garden Village in Whiston has secured a further £250,000 from government.

This funding will support the ongoing delivery of the development, including design work relating to strategic greenspace and public open space.

Halsnead Garden Village is the largest combined housing and employment site in the Liverpool City Region and was one of the first sites in England to be awarded Garden Village status by the Government.

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Halsnead Garden Village is one of only 14 sites in England which have been awarded Garden Village status by the Government.

Garden villages are based on garden towns and cities – developments of at least 10,000 homes – but smaller in scale.

As well as providing 1,589 high quality homes, the project is expected to attract multi-million pound investment in the logistics and advanced manufacturing sectors, creating highly-skilled and well-paid jobs.

Halsnead Garden Village could create around 1,000 jobs in total.

The Liverpool City Region has already committed £12.1m funding (from the Strategic Investment Fund) for highways improvement works to a number of junctions in the surrounding area, including Tarbock Island.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council said “It’s great that Halsnead Garden Village has secured further funding, which will help to support the delivery of this high-quality project.

"As well as creating almost 1,600 new homes offering choice and value for residents, Halsnead Garden Village will also create many new jobs in the borough.”