NEW plans to build 27 homes on farmland bordering the M62 have been revealed.

An application for planning permission has been submitted to Warrington Borough Council seeking consent for the development off Mill Lane in Houghton Green.

The scheme lodged by Surrey-based L2 Property Ltd comprises of 15 three-storey townhouses, 12 two-storey semi-detached homes and an ‘open amenity space’.

Warrington Guardian:

This plot previously housed White House Farm, which was demolished in the 1970s in order to make way for the motorway.

Similar proposals were scrapped in February following a string of objections from residents, with concerns having been raised over the site’s proximity to the M62, an increase in traffic and a loss of green space.

And several formal objections have already been lodged against the latest planning application.

Submission documents stated: “An outline application was originally made for this site in January 2021, but was withdrawn to address feedback regarding highways, air quality and the visual impact of acoustic attenuation.

“Numerous alterations have been made to the highways arrangement, including pairing of houses to reduce footpath crossovers, alterations to road widths, tracking and vision splays and the introduction of unallocated parking bays

“L2 Property’s vision for this site is to create a secure outward looking scheme with affordable housing.

“It wants to provide housing for families with the aim of creating a balanced community in the area.

“The intention of this planning application is to create a high-quality sustainable development that addresses housing need, and to meet the needs of the local community.

“This proposal has been developed in response to an identified local demand.”