Halsnead Garden Village


In January 2017 it was announced that Knowsley would be one of only 14 areas of the UK to boast a prestigious Garden Village development.

Halsnead Garden Village in Whiston is Knowsley’s largest development site and will create a vibrant community attracting new people and families into the area alongside providing new employment space, a Country Park, additional education provision and associated community facilities. Set across a number of acres, the development will bring the biggest change to Knowsley over the next 18 years.

In June 2017 a masterplan for Halsnead Garden Village was agreed. This document is a clear statement of the council’s ambitions and vision for the site. The masterplan is based upon Garden Village principles and will to help guide development, with a focus on the natural and historic assets of the site.

Nationally renowned housebuilders Bloor Homes and Stewart Milne have already acquired significant land holdings and are currently bringing forward planning applications for up to 600 new homes.

new homes
hectares of employment land
hectares of green space
permanent jobs
GVA to local economy
temporary construction jobs
Country Park

Key dates

January 2017

Government announces list of 14 UK Garden Villages

Jan to Feb 2017

Consultation on masterplan for Halsnead Garden Village

June 2017

Halsnead Garden Village Masterplan agreed

June 2018

Bloor Homes commence pre-planning application consultation

January 2019

Bloor Homes planning application submitted

January 2019

£12m funding confirmed from the Liverpool City Region Authority

February 2019

Stewart Milne planning application submitted

July 2020

First new homes agreed

Read the brochure to Discover Halsnead
Take a look at the Halsnead Masterplan
Take a look at the Halsnead Garden Village design guide

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