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  • Tree planted to mark opening of housing development

    Tom Martin

    A TREE has been planted in Netherton to mark the opening of a £5.6m housing development which has seen 57 new homes created in the area.

    MP Peter Dowd did the honours on Tuesday, September 18 when he was invited by Jigsaw Homes Group to plant the tree at the Buckley Hill Lane site.

    The 57 new homes consist of 39 bungalows, 14 apartments and four houses, and  are located near  Buckley Hill playing fields.

    Less than two miles away on Beach Road, Jigsaw Group has built a further 35 homes and in total across the two developments it will provided new homes for more than 250 people.

    Hilary Roberts, Jigsaw Homes Group chief executive said: “This highly enjoyable event celebrated our successful partnerships in delivering much needed affordable homes in Sefton.

    “We will continue to seek opportunities to provide more affordable homes across Merseyside.”

    MP Dowd said: “It was a pleasure to be at the official launch of the new development on Buckley Hill Lane. It’s a brilliant example of what positive partnerships can deliver, new affordable homes for local people and providing long lasting home security. It’s good to see a Labour Council working proactively with developers to tackle the housing crisis.”

    Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s cabinet member for communities and Housing, added: “Both the Buckley Hill Lane and Beach Road developments offer much needed and good quality housing for residents in Sefton. This scheme highlights how positive working relationships between a developer and the council can bring about high calibre housing design and expediently delivered developments.”

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