A DEVELOPER has spoken of its ambition to build 28 homes on a former industrial site off Baxters Lane.

Planning permission for the project has been granted by St Helens Council, as the Star reported.

The works by Stanley Land and Homes are expected to commence in November, starting with the collection of one-bedroom cottage apartments, which are being built in partnership with Jigsaw Homes Group.

The homes are being built on a vacant 0.33-hectare site off Baxters Lane that forms part of the wider Fishwicks Industrial Estate.

Chris Curtis, director of Stanley Land and Homes, said: “During our public consultation phase, local residents stated several reasons why they were in support of these homes, which included improving the appearance of the area and preventing it becoming a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

“We’re delighted that our latest partnership with Jigsaw Homes Group will deliver on these aspirations together with our main objective of providing new homes that people will find affordable and sustainable.”

Chris added: “This will be our seventh scheme for Jigsaw comprising a total of 296 high quality, affordable new homes and we’re proud to be continuing this partnership. Stanley will continue to bring forward a strong pipeline of new schemes over the coming months.”

The contractor for the project is Holmpatrick Developments and the professional team includes MPSL Planning and Design (Architect), Alan Johnston Partnership (Engineers) and Hive (Planning consultants).

This is one of two affordable housing developments being developed in the area by Stanley Land and Homes.

The developer recently submitted a planning application to create 170 new homes on an 11-acre derelict brown field site off Lancots Lane.