Green light for £44m Lancashire homes
Work is set to start as soon as possible on Bellway Homes and Duchy Homes’ scheme to bring 343 houses to the 35-acre plot off Copp Lane in Great Eccleston.
Wyre Council approved the £44m project last week via a delegated decision.
Architect ADP designed the scheme, which will consist of a mix of semi-detached, detached, and terraced properties, as well as maisonettes.
Bellway will deliver 228 homes, including 87 two-bed, 100 three-bed, 38 four-bed, and three five-bed properties.
Duchy will provide the other 115 houses, with 12 one-bed, 29 two-bed, 37 three-bed, 25 four-bed, and 12 five-bed properties.
Of the 343 homes, 102 will be affordable.
Each one-bedroom property will be provided with one parking space, while the rest will be provided with two.
Bellway and Duchy received outline planning permission for up to 350 homes on the Lancashire site in March 2022.
Outline approval was also granted for more than two acres of employment land, a medical centre, a school, and a village hall, which will be the subjects of future reserved matter applications.
Lichfields is the scheme’s planning consultant and Enzygo is the landscape architect.
Clover Long, senior planner at Lichfields’ Manchester office, said: “We are working with property developers and local planning authorities to ensure schemes like this are both viable and a welcome addition to local areas, contributing towards providing high-quality homes for local people.
“Copp Lane will be a terrific development, creating a sustainable residential neighbourhood within walking distance of local schools, shops, and healthcare facilities,” she added. “It will undoubtedly contribute positively to this part of the local area and we look forward to work on the project getting started.”
To find out more about the project, search for application number 22/00761/RELMAJ on Wyre Council’s planning portal.