Homes approved at 180-acre Burscough site

West Lancashire Council has granted Crompton Property Developments outline planning permission for the construction of 580 homes on land at Yew Tree Farm.

The scheme at the farm, which was previously designated greenfield land, includes a care home, community centre, 11-acres of space for employment, and park land.

The project is due to complete by 2027.

NLP Planning advised Crompton. IBI Group was the architect.

The proposals were subject to an extensive consultation process with local residents and key stakeholders. It is anticipated that the first reserved matters application will be submitted later this year.

Simon Pemberton, senior director at NLP, said: “We welcome the approval of this strategic development site, following an intensive period of consultation and negotiation. The proposals will play an important part of the planned housing and economic development for the plan period within West Lancashire.”

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Consultation with the Burscough people your having a laugh, most people objected to this, also keep hearing this was a done deal don’t see what important role this is going to play apart from more congestions to the already congested roads and over subscribed public services.

Look at Heathfields Estate ,promises of schools and services to be built on the spare land, what have they done built more houses

By chezney

Absolutely disgraceful, Burscough residents have had no say at all in this matter, l wasn’t asked and l bet alot more residents weren’t either, the village won’t be able to cope with the mass amounts of people coming to live here, also the drainage system and road network eg A59. Seems to me a lot of underhanded activity here, say no more. Grrrrr

By Kevin Bakewell

Not in my back yard!

By Imperator

Please do not portray this whole exercise as a consultation, any Burscough residents views were not taken into account, if anything we have been completely ignored. This decision is a disgrace and should be investigated as this will cause a catastrophe to Burscough and put many lives at risk due to over populated road systems!!!

By David

Most Burscough residents opposed this….the A59 can barely cope with the traffic now let alone with over 500 new homes. And what about the schools, doctors etc????? This will be the demise of Burscough!!

By Opinion doesn't matter!!!!

The report should have also said that the land was greenbelt. It was only released from greenbelt after the local council decided that it electorally convenient for them to release the land attached to two villages of Burscough population 10,000 rather than land on the edge of Ormskirk and Aughton population 40,000 with an acute shortage of low cost housing.

By gavin rattray

Residents on lordsgate lane have just realised it comes right up to the back of there gardens they never knew it was part of yew tree farm! It’s another town!

By Bud wonacot

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