Development follows phases by both Redrow and Anwyl. Credit: planning documents

Redrow tipped for Burscough green light

The housebuilder and partner Crompton Property Developments are looking to build out the third residential phase of the 180-acre Yew Tree Farm site.

Redrow is close to completing work on the 131-home The Grange, the first housing phase at the site, which lies between the Burscough Industrial Estate, Higgins Lane and Liverpool Road South.

Anwyl Homes is delivering the second phase of residential, Priory Gardens, with the first residents now moved into what will be a 267-home development when complete.

The employment element of the wider site – the Barracuda, Seafire and Dakota business parks – has been completed, while Chancel Way, a link road through the site connecting Liverpool Road South to Tollgate Road, opened a year ago.

The industrial area also includes a 32,000 sq ft leisure project operated by Fun Arena, consented in 2019.

Redrow, advised by Hive Land & Planning, is seeking reserved matters approval for 169 homes at this 12.5-acre plot, which is a square, largely flat site west of The Grange.

This will close out the project, for which Crompton secured outline permission in 2016 for around 580 homes and around 150,000 sq ft of business space.

West Lancashire Council’s planning committee, which meets this Thursday, will consider the plans with a recommendation to approve.

As well as housing of between one and five bedrooms, the plans include three blocks of two-storey apartments.

In all, 59 homes are to be allocated as affordable, representing 35% of the scheme’s total. Of these, 21 are slated as shared ownership and the remainder for affordable rent.

The professional team also includes Trevor Bridge Associates, Greenfix, Tyrer Ecological, WSP and Grasscroft Development Solutions.

Approval is recommended at Thursday’s meeting for both the Redrow scheme and plans from Prospect GB and Baxi Partnership for 54 homes at the former Universal Bulk Handling site on Orrell Lane.

A decision on this proposal had been deferred at March’s meeting for further information on highways and pedestrian connections to be provided.

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Well that’s a feast for the eyes isn’t it?

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This forms only a section of the development, its huge, large sections of hedgerows have been removed. The only way they could have softened the blow with this is if the developers had to contribute to upgrading a facility in the local area. Instead the area has not benefited in the slightest and has actually become more congested.


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