A HOUSEBUILDER is appealing for land to help meet demand for new homes across the Liverpool City Region.
Research by the HBF suggests that housing supply in the Liverpool City Region has increased by 68% over the last five years (from 2012/2013 – 2017/18).
Elan Homes has contributed to that figure, building in some of the LCR’s most desirable neighbourhoods.
The company has completed developments including Aigburth Grange, Aigburth; Carnatic Court, Mossley Hill; and Thornton Cross, Thornton. During the period covered by the report, the company also acquired further sites in Mossley Hill and Formby.
Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North: “The HBF report on the Economic Footprint of Homebuilding in the Liverpool City Region shines a light on just how valuable new homes can be to communities. Along with providing new homes, they generate investment in facilities and offer employment.
“Elan is proud to be playing its part in delivering much-needed new homes across Liverpool, Sefton and beyond. While student accommodation appears to dominate the housing provided in the city, we’re bucking that trend by building family homes on former university land in popular residential areas of South Liverpool.”
At Carnatic Court Elan was responsible for a £6 million scheme that saw a former university-owned garden nursery site transformed to provide 16 executive new homes.
Elan is currently building 66 new homes at nearby Mossley Gardens, on the site of a former university halls of residence.
Existing trees are being retained to create a ‘village green’ and key focal feature for the development, which along with the existing woodland surrounding the site will provide a leafy setting for the homes.
Along with providing the on-site open space at Mossley Gardens, Elan has agreed to contribute £34,000 towards off site public open space and pay £3,130 towards public art.
At The Dunes, Formby, close to Freshfield station, Elan is building 34 homes. The scheme includes 11 affordable homes, available via a registered provider.
Existing trees are being retained on site and there will be a small landscaped area as part of the development.
Elan will also contribute £68,850 towards green space and invest £75,000 in playing pitches for the benefit of the wider community.
Demand for the 40 homes at Aigburth Grange was such that Elan acquired neighbouring land and built a further 15 properties.
On the other side of the Mersey, at Old Quay Meadow, Elan invested around £150,000 in the Parkgate and Neston community, including contributions towards affordable housing and public open space.
Philip Palmer, land director for Elan Homes in the North, added: “The range of sites we’ve delivered across the Liverpool City Region, the wider North West and North Wales is evidence of Elan’s ability to work with landowners and local authorities to tackle the housing shortage.
“Despite the increase in housing supply over the last five years, a fundamental need for the delivery of more quality homes remains. Elan is well placed to help provide the homes the region needs as we can take a flexible approach, adapting our plans to fit the local housing market.”
Elan’s Northern business will consider development sites, with or without planning up to 10 hectares in size, although the new strategic arm is working on much larger parcels of land, across the country.
To explore land opportunities with the Elan team visit https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/about-elan/land-enquiries.