Acting on behalf of housing provider Community Gateway Association, planner PWA has submitted an application for a 140-home development on a greenfield site in Goosnargh, near Preston.
The application, a joint project between the local landowner and Community Gateway, covers a 21.5-acre site at Bushells Farm, off Mill Lane, which falls outside the designated area of separation located to the West and South of Goosnargh.
These areas have been designated in Preston’s Local Plan to maintain the openness of the countryside and to prevent villages being merged together by overdevelopment.
Around 45% of the two-storey homes will be designated as affordable, while there will also be a community green and a public car park included as part of the plans. The car park will be accessed via Church Lane while the main site access will be via Mill Lane, and new footpaths and cycleways will link the development to existing infrastructure.
Paul Walton, director at PWA Planning, said: “This scheme would provide a high-quality residential development that would also make an important contribution to the council’s affordable housing provision over the coming years.
“It would also offer benefits to existing residents through improved pedestrian footpaths between the site and the village, enabling village residents to use the new green space and car park.”
Louise Mattinson, executive director of customers and communities at Community Gateway Association, added: “We are delighted to be involved in this development as it provides affordable housing in a popular location where there are few alternative affordable options.
“Being involved in the design and the application means we can provide more affordable housing and homes that are of a suitable size and quality to meet the needs of the local community.”
The professional team on the project also includes Woodcroft Design.