Leck Barrow houses

Barrow contractor-developer wins housing approval

Leck Construction, advised by planning consultancy Turley Associates and Craig & Green Architects LLP, have secured conservation area consent and full planning permission for a development in the North Vickerstown area of Barrow-in-Furness.

The proposals were for 22 new homes, including 12 so-called affordable homes, on the site of the former Vickerstown School.

Katy Lightbody, associate heritage director, Turley Associates Manchester, said: "worked closely with Craig & Green Architects LLP developing detailed heritage and planning statements that addressed the significance of the former school in the context of the wider conservation area. The scheme was unanimously approved."

Steve Meyer, Craig & Green Architects, said: "Our design approach has been to interpret the historic design characteristics of the architecture of the conservation area to produce contemporary, but sympathetic housing to suit local demand."

Andrew Murphy, commercial director of Leck Construction, itself based in Barrow, added: "This is an important decision for us and for Barrow-in-Furness, providing much needed new and affordable homes. Work on the new scheme is set to begin in November."

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