A NEW primary school and a doctor's surgery could be built on Fiddler’s Ferry.

The site is currently in the process of being redeveloped, with four of the cooling towers being blown down last month.

Yesterday, a public consultation was launched following the announcement of plans to build a minimum of 860 homes on the site.

It is expected that 30 per cent of them will be available via a variety of affordable schemes such as social rent, shared ownership, and affordable rent.

As well as the new homes, , the emerging development framework for Fiddlers Ferry sets out the development of a total of 101 hectares of employment land, significant new public open space, and supporting community infrastructure.

But this isn’t all that is planned for the site.

Proposals for Fiddler’s Ferry have been shared following the launch of a public consultation yesterday, Monday.

In them, it states that the new homes will be supported by a number of infrastructures.

These include a new one form entry primary school, local shops and other community facilities, a potential GP surgery, and new parks.

Plans also state that a contribution will be made to built leisure facilities as well as a contribution towards additional secondary school places.

Residents now have the opportunity to offer their views on the development framework.

The consultation will run from today, January 15, until February 11.

There are several ways to engage with the consultation including:

•             The consultation can be viewed at https://my.engaged.space/fiddlersframework/.

•             Attend a physical exhibition on

Tuesday, January 30, 2pm to 5.45pm at Penketh Parish Council, The Pool and Community Room
Honiton Way, Penketh WA5 2EY

Thursday, February 1, 2pm to 7.30pm at Karalius Suite, DCBL Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes WA8 7DZ

•             Book a one-to-one virtual drop-in session. Details can be found here.

•             View the full Draft Development Framework and associated documents here.

For more information about Peel NRE or the demolition of the site, visit www.fiddlersferry.com