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Story Homes and Jones Homes propose to deliver 254 homes on the purchased site. Credit: via Story Homes

JV exchanges contracts for 28-acre Garstang site

Story Homes and Jones Homes are to acquire the land off Nateby Crossing Lane for an undisclosed price to accommodate a mixed-use scheme.

The housebuilders were unrepresented in the transaction, while Duxburys Commercial were the agents acting on behalf of the unnamed vendor. 

Under the plans designed by architect Woodcroft Design, 254 homes would be delivered in Garstang, as well as 36,000 sq ft of office space and 15 industrial units totalling 91,000 sq ft.

Story Homes would provide 135 houses and apartments while Jones Homes would provide the other 119. Proposals include: eight one-bedroom, 42 two-bedroom, 85 three bedroom, 8 four bedroom, 24 five-, and six six-bedroom homes.

Of the 254 homes, 75 would be affordable.

Each house would be provided with in curtilage parking, with single, double and twin units ranging in size from 209 sq ft to 366 sq ft. Dedicated parking would be provided for every flat, office, and industrial unit.

PWA is the scheme’s planning consultant. Also on the project team is landscape architect Trevor Bridge Associates, and civil and structural engineer R G Parkins.

Martin Nugent, senior land manager for the North West at Story Homes said: “This is a key site for Story Homes as we continue our growth plans in the region and we’re looking forward to working with Jones Homes on the scheme.”

Dan Bolton, land director at Jones Homes added: “We are confident that the strategic location of the development on the A6 and ease of access to Preston, Lancaster and the M6 will be attractive to buyers who may not wish to live in the city but still be in close proximity.”

The developers aim to start on site this summer, subject to planning approval.

Wyre Council’s reference number for the application is 20/00340/RELMAJ.

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What Garstang now needs is a Parkway type railway station.


There’s an old railway line running east-west through the middle of this site. Remove or relocate just one house and garden from this plan and keep that historic line in place for future generations to use as a leisure path.

Could also ask for a signalised pedestrian crossing of the A6 for residents to get over to Hawthorne Avenue and Garstang centre without needing to drive or take the unlit canal towpath…

By W

Thats fine building all them houses and flats, but i don’t see a mention of doctors ,schools, and shops. Its bad enough now, waiting 4 weeks for a doctors appointment. Garstang needs infrastructure not houses

By James Cooper

Will we get more schools and doctors to cope with this

By Anonymous

Oh deep joy, even more housing that will significantly increase the pressure on all of the local services, doctors, dentist, schools, transport infrastructure. What became of the promise that that any development within the greater Garstang area would be in proportion to that which pre – existed? The A6 must already be either at or beyond capacity and that’s before any problems on the M6 that causes a diversion either North or Southbound.

By Eric Taylor

No infrastructure so there should be no more development. A6 already at capacity so there should be no more development. When will planners show some sense?

By Anonymous

At the end of the piece there is a comment ‘may be attractive to buyers who may not wish to live in a city but still be in close proximity’. The rate of houses being built in and around Garstang are slowly joining it to Preston and Lancaster and it will become one big city. Can some sort of conditions be put on these building firms that they have to provide infrastructure such as schools , GP surgeries, shops, keep green spaces, repair roads that all the heavy machinery is wrecking……I could go on. I am sure most long term original residents will feel the same. Thank you.

By Deborah Robinson

As usual the A6 becomes a motorway of new houses. How can people afford new housing! What about the sub-structure of the Garstang area. Has there been thought about the impact on the local GO, schools, etc. Why build offices, majority of firms are working from home. We are loosing enough green areas, STOP BUILDING ON GREEN AREAS AND LOOK AT BROWN SITES!

By Anonymous

The planners have allowed Garstang to be over developed with the loss of even more green belt. Disgraceful. The planners have so much to answer for.

By Brian

Why don’t the Wyre Council demand that the builders construct a cathedral, then they can apply for City Status!! Garstang’s definitely becoming big enough. Once again there’ll be no new schools, doctors etc. and a road system that’s already way overloaded. 😡😡😡

By Mr. K Orr.

They need another doctor’s surgery, school
and another supermarket to deal with all the housing being built.

By Anonymous

Further trashing of a once small country town

By Marsden

Key members of the design team are missing from article.

By Pete M

I think this is a terrible and appalling plan. This area is over crowded already. Do any planners ever travel on the A6 road or try to get out onto the A6 apparently not, they aren’t affected by the ever increasing amount of traffic. Also how is the health centre to cope and the schools. I wonder how much more prime agricultural land is going to be given over to building houses we don’t need or want. The land should be used to farm. Why do you explain the project as if people will be pleased to hear about even more houses been built in this area. As for handy being to Preston and Lancaster have the planners tried parking in these places evidently not. I feel confined to my house most of the time because of the vast increase in traffic and people.we don’t need any more houses in this area or people the area can’t cope now.

By Anonymous

The horrendous building of new sprawling estates on greenbelt land on & adjacent to the A6 around Barton & Garstang is heartbreaking to see 😥 I’m amazed that people buy these overpriced characterless brick boxes, “detached” only by a wheelie bin width in most cases.
This severely overpopulated little island/country of ours has indeed “lost the plot” to decision makers whose only interest is PROFIT 💷

By Jo

Just happy that we moved our boat out of Garstang marina a few weeks ago..! 😊

By Anonymous

What Garstang really needs now is a new Junction to the M6

By Jon P

For those appealing for a restoration of the railway link to the West Coast Mainline, it’s not going to happen – houses were built on it!!!

By Iain

Hello Iain.

My idea is a Parkway type set up, serving the Garstang Built Up Area. This would be directly on the West Coast Mainline itself. However, it wouldn’t have as regular services as Preston or Lancaster due to service constraints. It would be like Penrith I’m proposing.


Water pressure has been dropping due to over development.

By Anonymous

It isn’t the planners that should be seen as at fault. It is the government which people have voted for! They set out the approach for planners to follow.

By Anonymous

How does Garstang cope with this infrastructure? There is not enough nursery or school places and it’s difficult getting an appointment with a doctor at the medical centre.

By Anonymous

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