PLANS have been drawn up for the creation of five more homes on land at a former industrial estate.

Proposals have been submitted to the council for the former Penlake Industrial Estate in Sutton Leach.

The site, to the north of Reginald Road, has been subject to previous planning applications for development of homes.

The location has in the past included a former railway embankment, the European Metal Recycling [EMR] scrapyard and vacant land to the and the site of the former Penlake Social Club and its former bowling green.

In 2015 a hybrid application that sought outline planning permission for one part and full planning permission for another part of the same site, was originally approved by St Helens Council for 370 homes in 2015.

In February 2018, a follow-up reserved matters application was submitted by Lichfields on behalf of Countryside Properties (UK) for a reduction to the number of homes on the site, with the proposed homes comprising a mix of two, three and four-bedroom dwellings.

The latest application, received by the council in July, is for five homes at the site, which plans state would make 71 houses in total at the site.

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A planning statement by Lichfields says: "Taking the two proposals together, this planning statement and the other documents and drawings that accompany each application demonstrate that the proposed amendments to the approved scheme are minor in nature and will allow for the provision of 71 affordable dwellings on site.

"The scheme, as a result of the amendments will not differ significantly from that which has previously been approved."

Plans are on consultation until Monday, August 24.