Homes England advances quarry redevelopment

Plans have been submitted by Homes England for 250 homes at the disused Lundsfield Quarry site south of Carnforth, next to the Lancaster Canal.

Broadway Malyan is the project architect, with Nexus advising on planning. The site in total encompasses 30 acres, and is a mix of greenfield and previously developed land.  At present it houses a single residential property which Homes England owns and will be demolishing. The site is close to an existing residential area and is accessed from Kellet Road.

An outline application has been submitted to Lancaster City Council, with an illustrative masterplan that shows housing covering around a third of the total site, with a a combination of terrace, townhouses and detached homes.

According to the planning application “the site’s former use as a quarry has historically presented a significant challenge in developing the site for residential use as the site is known to be contaminated and therefore likely to require remediation”.

Furthermore, it adds, because part of the quarry’s biological heritage site will be used for homes, “development on the site will therefore need to mitigate for the loss of part of the BHS”.

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