The council will give its backing to a masterplan covering a plot near Forton, due to be released for housing development under the borough’s Local Plan.
Wyre’s Local Plan has allocated the plot to the east of Hollins Lane for housing development; this is currently a green field site abutting existing housing development.
MCI Developments is now looking to bring forward a 51-home scheme on the site, but Wyre’s Local Plan states the site should be developed using a masterplan, rather than a traditional planning application.
The six-acre site, bordered by the West Coast Mainline, has an allocation for a minimum of 51 houses under the plan, which runs from 2011 to 2031. Two existing planning permissions, totalling 51 homes between them, already exist for the site.
MCI’s proposed masterplan, due to go before Wyre Council next week, aims to “create an organic extension to Hollins Lane” that is “integrated into the existing village fabric”.
Homes on the site will be a maximum of two storeys and will include a mix of house types, along with an allocation of 30% affordable tenures; MCI is also proposing to retain a green border to the north of the site.
The council is set to endorse the masterplan for the site at a meeting on 31 July.