Thornton Clevelys Wainhomes
The Thornton Cleveleys site is divided into five plots within Wyre's Local Plan. Credit: via planning documents

Wyre approves 600 homes

Neil Tague

The Lancashire council has given the green light for a 274-strong Wainhomes development in Thornton-Cleveleys, along with a 350-home plan advanced by Metacre in Great Eccleston. Both schemes had previously hit stumbling blocks.

Wainhomes put forward a hybrid application, including detailed consent for 80 affordable homes to be delivered by Jigsaw Homes off Lambs Road, a site for which Wainhomes was refused consent in 2017 before it was allocated in the Local Plan.

The outline part of the application covers 194 homes, a one-form entry primary school, convenience retail and walking and cycling paths.

There are five plots within the allocated site, the first of which is already being advanced by Wainhomes. The application approved yesterday covers three plots, while the fifth is in the control of Baxter Homes.

Wainhomes was advised by Emery Planning, with Trevor Bridge Associates advising on landscaping.

Metacre, a strategic land business operating within the Northern Trust group, has secured outline approval for up to 350 homes along with a school, medical centre, village hall, convenience store and 2.5 acres of employment land.

A long-running affair, the application was originally submitted in autumn 2019 and had previously been considered by Wyre’s planning committee in April this year.

That meeting resolved to grant outline consent pending the satisfactory completion of a Section 106 agreement, however, the applicant raised questions over a condition on the green infrastructure requirement. A total of 7.8 acres of green infrastructure will now be included.

Land West Of Great Eccleston, Metacre, P Planning Documents

Community space is requested in the scheme’s conditions. Credit: via planning documents

Conditions suggested by planning officers included the meeting of 30% affordable housing, reserving at least six acres for the community hub element, and not having retail space exceed 4,300 sq ft.

De Pol Associates is planning advisor to Metacre on the Great Eccleston masterplan, with Baldwin Design Consultancy and FPCR also on the project team.

The 350 homes are to be delivered on a site south of the A586 Garstang Road and north-west of Copp Lane. A further part of the masterplan area, to the south of Copp Lane, has already been taken forward by Rowland Homes.

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