Independent town planning practice Steven Abbott Associates has secured permission from South Ribble council, subject to agreeing conditions, on behalf of Ainscough Properties and Ainscough-Johnston, for a 471-unit residential development in Leyland.
The 32-acre former bus factory will see a mix of two-, three- and four-storey dwellings, primarily houses, 94 of which will be 'affordable homes'. The development is subject to a planning agreement, which involves contributions towards the regeneration of Leyland, including public open space, and improvements to a local traffic-calming scheme.
Other advisors on the Ainscough scheme included Bailey Deakin & Hamiltons, Taylor Young, Royal Haskoning, Denis Wilson Partnership, DLA Piper, Atkinson-Hodgson and WSP.
Steven Abbott said: "The securing of the permission on this site follows many years of hard work and cooperation with the local planning authority. The development is part of a much wider regeneration initiative taken by the Ainscough Group, which in addition to retail and residential elements has witnessed the creation of a new business park from a further obsolete factory site nearby."
SAA previously secured planning permission for a Morrisons store and other retail on the adjoining site.
Roger Lomas, associate director at Taylor Young who worked with SAA on the project added: "The objective of the proposals was to create homes not houses, places not spaces and a community rather than an estate."
The development will feature elements of 'garden suburb' design, linking to Leyland's historic associations with that era.