Caton Road, Persimmon Homes, c Google Earth

The site is allocated for development in Lancaster City Council's local plan. Credit: Google Earth

Persimmon eyes 930-home Lancaster neighbourhood

Early-stage plans to redevelop a 200-acre strategic site east of the city centre have emerged.

Persimmon Homes is drawing up proposals for 930 homes on farmland off Caton Lane between the River Lune and Junction 34 of the M6.

The site is allocated for development in Lancaster City Council’s local plan, which was adopted in 2020.

NJL Consulting has prepared an EIA scoping report for the housebuilder ahead of the submission of a hybrid planning application.

Consent for the majority of the homes would be sought in outline. Persimmon will ask for full permission for the first phase, which comprises 100 homes, the report states.

Andrew Laing, land director for Persimmon Lancashire said: “As a Lancaster-based business, we’re naturally excited to be working on proposals to deliver an important residential-led development including county park, open space and community facilities in our home city.

“Subject to planning approval, these plans could deliver both high-quality, sustainable new homes for local homebuyers alongside significant investment in local education, transport infrastructure, and sports and recreation facilities.”

He added: “We’re looking forward to working with residents and local stakeholders to help shape these proposals over the coming months.”

HMP Lancaster Farms sits just outside the application boundary, while Lansil Sports Club, which features a golf course, falls within it.

As well as developing almost 1,000 homes across the allocation, Persimmon plans to relocate the sports club, deliver a school, build new roads, and create a country park.

To learn more about the plans, search for reference number 24/00438/EIO on Lancaster City Council’s planning portal.

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Presumably a primary school, given the recent closure of Skerton High?

By BLS Bob

This I presume will be some of the land highlighted by Private Eye a gew years ago being Land banked by “Overseas” companies.

By Anonymous

Would not trust Persimmon to build a rabbit hutch let alone houses

By Mr B

Not the best area to buy so close to the prison.

By Anonymous

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