Anwyl acquires 20 acres at Yew Tree Farm

The housebuilding arm of Anwyl Group has completed the acquisition of the plot from Crompton Property Developments for an undisclosed sum to bring forward almost 300 homes as part of the 182-acre Yew Tree Farm development in Burscough, West Lancs.

If detailed plans for the latest element, submitted in November 2019, are approved, the homes would make up phase two of the residential offer in the wider development area, for which Crompton was granted outline consent in March 2017. The first phase is being delivered by Redrow and will see the construction of 147 houses.

Anwyl’s scheme, known as Priory Gardens, would provide homes in a mix of sizes and styles including apartments, bungalows, mews, semi-detached and detached houses. In addition, every home would come with an electric vehicle charging point.

There would also be a 35% affordable provision amounting to 95 homes.

Work would start on site this summer subject and the first raft of homes are due to be ready for occupation early next year.

GTD is the architect and Hourigan Connolly is acting as planner. Trevor Bridge Associates is landscape architect.

John Grime, managing director of Anwyl Homes Lancashire, said: “Acquiring land at Yew Tree Farm is a major milestone for us. It’s a key strategic development site for West Lancashire and gives Anwyl the potential for more than five years of production in this one location.

“Burscough is a thriving community, it’s also close to Ormskirk and approximately halfway between Preston and Liverpool.

“We’ve carefully considered the housing mix at Priory Gardens to meet local needs and there’s a good choice of properties planned, including three and four-bedroom detached private sale homes.”

The wider Yew Tree Farm development will eventually compromise 580 homes, a care home and a community centre. The new neighbourhood also includes a potential site for a school.

Last summer West Lancashire Council approved Crompton’s plans for the construction of a 100,000 sq ft mixed-use development as part of the Yew Tree Farm scheme near Burscough Industrial Estate.

The project would include a 32,000 sq ft leisure space to be operated by Fun Arena, along with seven industrial units ranging from 5,300 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft.

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