The site previously had consent for a Sainsbury's supermarket. Credit: via Merrion Strategy

Partners forge ahead with Wyre housing 

BXB Thornton, made up of developer Promenade Estates and brownfield land specialist BXB, has lodged a planning application with Wyre Council requesting consent to build up to 130 homes on an 11-acre site off Fleetwood Road North in Thornton Cleveleys. 

The JV is being advised by architect Brock Carmichael and planning consultant Nexus Planning. 

The submission of plans follows a public consultation on the proposals that resulted in the scheme scaled back slightly. 

Gary Goodman, director at BXB Thornton, said: “There were some very useful observations from the public and wider stakeholders and we are focused on delivering positive ecological benefits and good quality open space on the site.”  

As well as the homes, the proposals include structural landscaping and green infrastructure, alongside the construction of a cycle/footway through the development, which will have two points of vehicular access. 

As some of the site falls within a flood zone, remediation work will be required to raise the land to an appropriate level for development, according to planning documents. 

The site was previously subject to an application from Sainsbury’s to build a supermarket. Wyre granted approval for the project but it never materialised. 

BXB Thornton bought the site from the supermarket giant in February. 

A separate one-acre plot also owned by BXB Thornton is earmarked for a petrol station. This scheme is to be the subject of a separate application.  

Urban Green, Curtins, Wardell Armstrong and ERAP make up the professional team for the residential development.

In March the BXB/Promenade joint venture secured consent for 1,100 homes on a former glassworks site in St Helens. 

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