MCK Associates designed Westchurch Homes’ plan for the Lostock school site. Credit: via Maybern Planning + Development

Plans in for 50 affordable South Ribble homes

Westchurch Homes wants to build affordable houses and flats on the former site of Lostock Community Primary School off Avondale Drive.

Plans submitted to South Ribble Council call for 15 two- and 27 three-and-four-bedroom homes, along with eight one-bedroom apartments.

All properties will have off-street parking and garden space, with recreational facilities available.

The site has been vacant since the school closed in 2010. Homes England was marketing the site and chose Westchurch to develop it.

Westchurch will hand over ownership and management to a registered provider once the houses are complete.

Sophie Turbefield, development manager at Westchurch, detailed the timeline of the project.

“Subject to planning permission being granted in the autumn, we aim to progress to start on site in 2023 to enable delivery of this sustainable development promptly,” she said.

Maybern Planning + Development is the planning agent for the venture.

Sarah Jones, senior planning consultant at Maybern, described the project as “an attractive and appropriate enhancement to the residential setting”.

She continued: “The development will also contribute towards open space and landscaping provision in the area and is in line with national and local aims for the delivery of new and needed housing on accessible and previously developed sites.”

MCK Associates is designing the houses. Other project team members include Mode Transport on highways, Trevor Bridge Associates dealing with landscape design, Bowland Trees Consultancy on garden detail and Sutcliffe working on the drainage systems.

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It’s South Ribble Council, not Preston.
Plans seem a bit bland really.

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