MORE than 300 homes will soon be built in Runcorn including family homes and housing for over 55s.

The 230 two, three and four bedroom properties, along with a 100-bed retirement scheme, owned by Halton Housing, will be arriving in Sandymoor as part of a deal between Galliford Try Partnerships and Homes England.

Subject to planning approval, the development will be built on land to the east of Village Street.

Brendan Blythe, managing director for Galliford Try Partnerships, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Homes England to accelerate the delivery of much-needed new homes in Runcorn.

“We share Homes England’s ambition to help more people access better homes in the right places.

“With a proven track record of delivery, we look forward to playing our part in making this a reality for the community in Runcorn and beyond.”

Galliford Try Partnerships will begin work on the project immediately with the planning application due to be submitted this month.

In addition to the properties, the 100 apartment Extracare scheme will include a bistro which will be open to the public.

Paul Mullane, Halton Housing’s director of development and growth said: “We are delighted to respond to housing demand in Runcorn by providing these high-quality homes for the over 55s.

“This will be our third Extracare scheme following the development of our hugely successful Barkla Fields and Naughton Fields schemes.

“The project will not only deliver new homes, but also jobs and other opportunities for the community of Sandymoor.”

Sandymoor is a key development site in Halton.

First developed in the late 1980s, the initial phases have included suburban house styles, predominately two storey detached dwellings.

The new Sandymoor proposals will provide new homes for first-time buyers, growing families and older people, extending the current housing offer within the area.

Modern methods of construction will speed up the build with the first homes due to be ready for occupation in 2020 and the project due to complete in late 2024.