Lancashire go-ahead for Watson Homes
The developer and contractor has had plans for a fully affordable 127-home project in Clayton-le-Moors approved.
Hyndburn Council’s planning committee gave the green light for Watson’s proposals on Wednesday.
TADW Architects has designed the scheme, plans for which were filed in February. The professional team also includes transport planner Sanderson Associates and Enzygo.
All of the homes will be made available for either affordable rent or affordable home ownership through North West housing association Onward Homes.
Bordering the Leeds-Liverpool canal on Whalley Road, the site is known as Clayton Triangle and is a six-acre brownfield site. The development will comprise 127 homes in total, 53 apartments and 74 houses, covering a mix of one, two, three and four bedrooms.
Thirty-two of the rental apartments are aimed at over-55s looking to downsize. All the homes will benefit from off-road parking and landscaped front and private rear gardens.
Funding for Clayton Triangle is being delivered through Onward’s strategic partnership with Homes England, which was announced last year and will enable the housing association to build 3,208 affordable homes directly through the partnership.
Rob Watson, director at Watson Homes, said: “We have taken community feedback into consideration when developing plans for this site, and we’re confident we will transform the currently derelict land into high-quality and much-needed affordable homes”
Based in Salford, Watson Homes has completed more than 500 affordable homes, with 1,000 currently in the pipeline. Onward, one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the region, owns and manages 35,000 homes across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
Stephen Heverin, director of growth & regeneration at Onward, said: “Our latest development with Watson Homes will improve the housing choices on offer to local people and provide more affordable ways to put down roots in this sought-after part of Lancashire.”