Persimmon lodges plans for 600 Blackburn homes
The housebuilder is seeking full planning permission to deliver 555 houses at Bank Hey Farm off Heys Lane, as well as outline permission for a further 45 properties there.
Persimmon Homes would deliver all 600 homes in three phases.
Full planning permission is sought for the first two phases, which would deliver 550 two-storey homes.
Houses would range from two- to five-bedroom properties, offering 643 sq ft to 1,969 sq ft of space.
Residents would be provided with a total 1,382 car parking spaces.
If outline permission is granted, the third phase would deliver the other 45 homes on the lower portion of the 121-acre site.
The largest parcel of land have two access points off Jack Walker Way and Moorland Road, while the smaller parcel would be accessed from Heys Land through a new junction, as well as Bog Height Road.
The entire plot is currently used as grazing land.
Over 35 acres of green space would be provided across the site.
Green space would be retained within a central village green. Here, residents would be able to enjoy two equipped play areas designed by Playdale Playgrounds, featuring swings, a scramble net, slides, and a 30-metre zipwire.
Large sections of existing woodland would also be kept, as well as two SuDs ponds.
Emery Planning is the scheme’s planning consultant.
Also on the project team is transport consultant SCP and landscape architect Cass Associates. Bowland Ecology is the ecological consultant.
Andrew Laing, land and planning director at Persimmon Lancashire, said: “This site was selected as an integral part of the Blackburn with Darwen Local Plan and will deliver significant benefits to the local area creating significant public open spaces, new cycle routes, and play areas.”
To find out more about the plans, search for application number 10/23/0269 on Blackburn with Darwen Council’s planning portal.
Elsewhere in Blackburn, Urban Springside has teamed up with Barratt Homes to plot 116 homes on the former site of Springside Mill in Belmont.