Permission secured for Lancashire holiday site

MAZE Planning Solutions and Urban Green have secured detailed planning permission for 49 holiday homes at Leisure Lakes in Tarleton, West Lancashire, on behalf of the owner, Leisure Lakes following an appeal.

The proposed holiday homes are situated in 7.2-acres of woodland with a lakeside setting and form part of planned improvements being carried out to facilities at the outdoor pursuits, water sports and caravan park.

The site lies within the green belt and much of it is within a biological heritage site covered by a woodland tree preservation order, which planners said raised a challenging set of land-use planning issues.

West Lancashire Council refused to approve the detailed design for the holiday homes in May 2013, but the scheme has now been approved following reconsideration by a government planning inspector.

The planning inspector's decision draws a six-year reserved matters planning application process to a close after negotiations between Leisure Lakes, West Lancashire Council and Lancashire County Council faltered.

Manchester-based consultants Urban Green were commissioned in the latter stages of the project to prepare a woodland management programme, construction management plan and arboriculture assessment, as well as landscape design proposals for the holiday homes.

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