11 Nov 2021
On 11 November 2021 the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP took the decision to dismiss the appealed Haydock Point planning application.
Richard Knight, Peel L&P’s Planning & Strategy Director said:
“Haydock Point is a huge opportunity to invest millions of pounds in St Helens, create thousands of new jobs in a thriving sector and deliver significant improvements to the highway network at Junction 23 of the M6. Naturally, we’re disappointed with the Government’s decision to refuse our plans, particularly at a time of economic uncertainty and with the imperative to level up the country.
“Nonetheless, we have been pleased to see the support submitted for the plans from local residents, regional groups and the business community and we will now look at the Secretary of State’s reasons for refusal and consider our options for the future.”