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Earlier proposals were refused against the advice of officers. Credit: via planning documents

Caddick resubmits South Ribble industrial plans 

Revised applications have been lodged following the rejection of proposals for almost 100,000 sq ft of logistics accommodation at the developer’s Farington Park complex earlier this year. 

South Ribble Council’s planning department had recommended Caddick Developments’ scheme for approval. However, the planning committee refused permission for three industrial units due to concerns about the impact the proposals would have on nearby residents. 

The committee concluded that the scale of the project would result in a “detrimental impact on the amenities of residents on Grasmere Avenue”. 

Caddick said it has taken on board the feedback received and scaled back the scheme accordingly. 

The firm is now seeking permission for three units totalling 95,750 sq ft on the southern portion of its 90-acre masterplan. 

Tom Park, development manager for Caddick in the North West, said: “We’ve listened to feedback and made significant changes to the design. This includes reducing the scale and height of the buildings – bringing them down by 20%, moving them further away from the boundary line and increasing the landscaped area, providing an effective visual buffer. 

“Farington Park Phase 2 is specifically designed to suit the needs of smaller and medium-sized businesses – something for which there is a well-established requirement in the North West.” 

The development forms part of a wider 612,000 sq ft scheme that was granted outline approval in May 2021. 

“The Farington Employment Land scheme…has already brought an important brownfield site back into use, created hundreds of new jobs and secured major investment for the region,” Park said. 

“It has also opened up seven acres of bio-diverse landscaping for the local community, created a new riverside park feature, and completed a missing section of the Farington Loop cycleway.” 

NJL Consulting is advising on planning and KPP is the architect. 

To learn more about the proposals, search for planning reference numbers 07/2023/00765/FUL and 07/2023/00764/REM on South Ribble Council’s planning portal. 

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