Rough outline of the site bought by Bellway and Story Homes off Blackpool Road. Credit: Google Earth

Bellway and Story team up for 300 Poulton homes

The housebuilders have bought a 30-acre plot of land from Blackpool Council to embark on a joint venture.

A planning application for the 300 home scheme will be lodged with Wyre Council this month in the hope work can begin on the development, located south of Blackpool Road, from next summer.

Bellway will deliver 157 dwellings while Story Homes will be responsible for the other 143. The housing mix ranges from one- to six-bed homes, with 30% earmarked as affordable for buyers with a connection to the area.

Almost 10 acres of farmland is being set aside for the creation of a wildlife habitat, while almost 7.5 acres will be used for public open space including a right of way which crosses the site.

Section 106 agreements will also see the housebuilders putting £1.5m towards highways improvements, health, and education schemes.

Adam Galleymore, North West operations director for Story Homes, said: “This is a key site for Story Homes as we continue our growth plans in the region.

“Our portion of the site will deliver a range of one- to six-bedroom modern, family homes from our Story Collection, designed to suit the flexible living that people are looking for in a new home.”

David Williams, managing director at Bellway North West, added: “Designed around the homebuyer, the development will feature beautiful house types from Bellway’s award-winning Artisan collection, a superb selection of high-quality homes that offer flexible, well-planned living space plus energy saving and sustainable design features.

“Well established in Lancashire, Bellway is developing across the region and is currently looking forward to releasing the first homes for sale at Alderstone Park, its latest development of 228 homes in nearby Great Eccleston, which is part of a wider scheme to bring much needed new homes and community facilities to a popular semi-rural residential area.”

The site was previously at the centre of a tussle between Wyre Council and Blackpool Council over the latter’s plan to build 330 homes. The planning inspector found in Blackpool’s favour.

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Blackpool Road should be a sight to behold should the level crossing ever break down. There is likely to be some interesting archeology within those fields, not to mention the abundant wildlife that will be pushed out.

By PLF_Cloud_Cuckoo_Land

Keep building – we need at least 200,000 homes per year to keep up with population growth

By Stuart wood

Here’s to even more traffic and more flooding with roads that can barely cope now.
And just how many of these new properties are actually‘affordable,?

By Anonymous

Just how will our doctors cope. They won’t.

By Dockerty

So, what happened to the Land Release Fund cash that Blackpool Borough Council received for this site? Is this the S106 money that the ‘developers’ will use to sweeten the application’s pill?


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