The site was formerly occupied by a chemical works, a coal pit, colliery and a concrete pipe works.
There was earth moving jobs created by the land remediation works. There will be local construction employment opportunities throughout the construction phases of the homes.
The Moss Nook site is part of wider regeneration proposals for this area of St Helens, which the Council and Banks Property continue to work towards.
Cleaning up industrial land to make it suitable for homes to be built on. The plan that was granted permission includes the creation of new public open spaces and footpaths with new trees planted along each side of the footpaths.