Lancaster Taylor Wimpey Suspected Plot
The Bay Gateway Link road, which runs through the centre, is the northern boundary line for the development

Taylor Wimpey plots 500-home Lancaster site

Chloé Vaughan

Taylor Wimpey has progressed plans for a residential-led mixed use development of up to 500 homes at the site south of the Bay Gateway Link road.

The housebuilder has put forward an Environmental Impact Assessment scoping request for the 100-acre site which is currently used for agriculture.

Taylor Wimpey’s current outline includes the potential for 500 homes, employment land, a local centre and a primary school. Employment use will be brought forward initially but unless it is successfully marketed within two years, it is likely to be turned into further residential properties.

The land is to the south of the Bay Gateway Link road, to the north of Green Lane, the Lancaster Canal and Beaumont College; it is designated for development under Lancaster City Council’s Local Plan, which states: “The council expects that once fully developed that the site will accommodate approximately 700 dwellings and a range of infrastructure necessary to facilitate these new homes.”

Public consultation and a planning application will follow the EIA in the coming months.

Avison Young provided the EIA co-ordination along with a team consisting of Randall Thorp as the landscape and visual consultant; Wardell Armstrong as the climate change and ground conditions consultant; REC as the air quality, dust, noise and vibration consultant; TEP as the ecology and nature conservation consultant; Costwald Archaeology as the archaeology and heritage consultant; Ironside Farrar as the flood risk and drainage consultant; Eddisons as the transport and access consultant; Brookdale Consulting as the socio-economic consultant; and Enfusion as the human health consultant.

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I don’t agree with this site being built on. We need good agricultural land especially with the unknown of Brexit. Use brown field sites not green belt sites.

By Rosemary Cutler

How on earth????? Surely there are other more suitable sites!

By Gill Hill

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