Barton Housing May 2019
The site is off Jepps Lane and to the east of existing homes. Image from Google.

Story advances Barton greenfield homes

Following a consultation earlier this year, the housebuilder has submitted plans for 125 homes on the plot off Jepps Lane, near the M6.

Story is seeking outline permission for the housing development, which ranges from one to five-bedroom properties, on a 12-acre plot, around two miles from Junction 32 of the M6.

The site is currently used as agricultural land and borders existing residential properties; however, it is not allocated under Preston City Council’s Local Plan, which runs between 2012 and 2026. Story argued the scheme should be given the go-ahead given the council’s lack of a five-year housing land supply, although the site is designated as open countryside.

Access is proposed to the south, while a green border is also planned to the south and to the North West of the plot. Of the 125 homes put forward, around 35% are proposed to be for affordable tenures.

As part of the development, the housebuilder will put forward £900,000 in community infrastructure levy payments. Public consultation on the plans was held between 7 May and 17 May this year.

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