McCarthy Stone gets green light for 67 Burscough homes
West Lancashire Council has approved the senior living developer’s plans for 48 apartments and 19 bungalows off Chancel Way.
The decision was made during the planning committee meeting last Thursday. The positive outcome follows a similar win for the developer at Manchester City Council’s planning meeting that same day.
Situated on nearly 1.5 acres off Chancel Way, the Burscough resi project breaks down to 19 two-bed bungalows, 19 two-bed apartments, and 29 one-bed flats.
Most of the apartments in the three-storey block would have access to either a private balcony or another form of external amenity space. There will also be a communal garden for residents of both the apartments and bungalows to enjoy.
There would be 30 parking spaces provided for those living in the apartments, including three accessible spaces and two with EV charging points. All of the bungalows will have their own parking space.
Regarding the project, Ian Wilkins, divisional managing director at McCarthy Stone, said: “Our exciting scheme will help to address a demand for retirement accommodation in the area, providing housing choice for older people, whilst freeing up the wider housing market for families and first-time buyers further down the chain.
“We’ve routinely found that residents moving into a McCarthy Stone residence experience increased independence and social interaction. This, along with other lifestyle changes, results in a significant improvement to health and wellbeing.”
The Planning Bureau was the planning consultant for the scheme. MCK Associates designed the project for McCarthy Stone. The project team also included E3P, RSK Biocensus, Transport Planning, WSP, BECG, and Rutter Johnson.
The planning application reference number for the project with West Lancashire Council is 2022/0642/FUL.