Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for communities and local government, has granted outline planning permission for 360 homes on a site on the edge of Warton in Fylde.
Hallam Land Management first submitted an application for the site in 2014, and brought an appeal against Fylde Council’s failure to determine the application at the end of last year.
This is one of the first major housing development proposals approved by the new Secretary of State since the election.
According to the Secretary of State’s decision letter, “the harm to the character of the area would be minor in scale and access arrangements were satisfactory”.
Hallam was advised by Pegasus Group, e*Scape, Croft Transport Solutions, Solum Ecology and Walker Morris.
Meanwhile, Pegasus Group has expanded its Manchester team to six planners, with Dominic Crowley joining the team as a graduate planner following completion of his MSc Planning studies at the University of Manchester.
Seb Tibenham, director of Pegasus, said: “Dominic has been supporting our team since February during his final year at university and is already embedded into a number of our projects. He has proven to be a great asset. With a strong and diverse planning team now in place, our next focus is to bring other Pegasus Group disciplines to the North West so we can complement our service to existing and new clients.”