Kingswood’s 435-home Blackburn neighbourhood moves forward

The housebuilder has purchased the final 64 acres necessary to complete phases four through 11 of its Green Hills development in Feniscowles.

Planning permission for the scheme was granted in May. As part of a section 106 agreement, Kingswood Homes has contributed £3m in land for a new primary school and £850,000 towards primary school places. It also agreed to contribute £150,000 towards off-site affordable housing.

Work on phases four through eleven is expected to begin this autumn and complete within seven years. Parts of these phases are already fully consented, while reserved matters approval for phases seven through eleven is currently being sought.

The new phases will continue the original HemingwayDesign scheme and feature a mix of contemporary and traditional-style homes. The houses range from two-bedroom bungalows to three- to six-bedroom semi-detached and detached homes.

Each of the houses pulls from the Blackburn style vernacular, according to Kingswood Homes managing director Paul Jones. He said there would be nods to the Georgian era in the scheme, as that was a time the town’s growth peaked.

He also highlighted the scheme’s bungalow offer.

“We’re aware there is a particular demand for bungalows in the area, given that few developers build them as a general rule,” Jones said.

Green Hills boasts views of the West Pennine Moors and landmarks like Hoghton Tower and Darwen Tower. The development also includes a mix of informal and formal open space and paths to encourage exploring the landscape.

“The vision of a sustainable village in Blackburn has become a reality at Green Hills,” Jones said. It’s fast become a desirable neighbourhood where people aspire to live. We’ve welcomed more than 125 homeowners to date and have committed to delivering hundreds of more homes with this latest land acquisition.”

Rule Five Land were the promotors for the site.

Kingswood Homes was established in 2009 and is active in Lancashire and the South West.

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Great site for high quality housing, very easy access to motorways , green surroundings and close access to town centres

By George

It’s a great scheme is Green Hills. Up there with Timekeepers’ Square among the best north west housing developments.


When will you be ready for the affordable properties to be acquired?

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