The planning applications for Earlestown and St Helens town centre regenerations are now available to view online.
St Helens Borough Council and its partner the English Cities Fund (ECF) have prepared planning applications for the first phases of the Earlestown and St Helens Town Centre Masterplan Development Frameworks.
In St Helens town centre the plans incorporate both demolition and outline planning consent for new buildings including the size and type of buildings that the transformation might take. This is to allow for future flexibility in further phases depending on market conditions. This plan also covers the entire area of the town centre which was subject to the public consultation held in November last year.
Earlestown’s application will focus on the transformation of the central market square with a new market hall canopy, together with wider public realm improvements to key high streets.
Council Leader David Baines says: “These plans are a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform both St Helens and Earlestown town centres. I want to thank our partners at English Cities Fund and Council officers for their diligent hard work pulling them together, and the hundreds of residents who viewed and took part in the consultation that helped to inform these proposals.
Labour are determined to deliver these plans and they will now go to planning committee in the summer, as we continue the journey to making this happen.”