The scheme will include a mix of semi-detached houses, townhouses and apartments.
The large semi-detached is to undergo major alterations and a makeover so that youngsters can have somewhere to meet apart from street corners.
The two storey semi-detached residence consists of a large ground floor area, previously a licensed premises, and toilets.
‘I moved from an idyllic place in the country to a semi-detached in Poole, Dorset, which is very built up,’ he said.
He had seen the boys trying to climb a low wall outside his semi-detached home in Haydock, near St Helens.
Another four semi-detached homes and three detached houses are planned for the rest of the half hectare site.
But you don't pay the bill for your semi-detached on your Barclaycard.
One delighted couple told today how they had just sold their three-bedroom semi-detached for £10,000 more than they had paid for it.
Originally a three-bedroom semi-detached , the house became a two-bed.
Last January you would have been looking at £130,000 for a three bedroomed semi-detached in town.