PLANS have been submitted to build new homes on farmland in Moore.

Liberty Properties has submitted an outline application for 17 properties on the nearly 1.5 acre site to the east of Runcorn Road .

A design and access statement submitted in support of the proposals said Moore provides an ‘appropriately sized village’ to support future development.

It said: “Beyond its immediate boundaries, the surrounding area of the village of Moore is characterised by residential development and a suite of local amenities including a primary school, village hall, public house and convenience store.”

The site was earmarked for housing when Halton Council approved a new Delivery and Allocations Local Plan (DALP) earlier this year, a document which sets out the borough's planning priorities until 2037.

The new plans include nine four-bed houses and eight three bed. But because it is only an outline application at this point, the applicant has only specified details around access - with other matters such as the design of the properties due to be submitted should a full application be made at a later date.

The statement added: “The site is in a highly accessible location with good access to road, rail, pedestrian and public transport infrastructure.

“The site is accessed off Runcorn Road to the west. The proposed access is safe for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

"The scheme proposes an internal access road through the site to service each of the individual units, which is suitably designed to enable safe coordination through the site, including a turning head at the northern point.”


No date has yet been set for a decision by Halton Council.