Hollins Cross Burnley homes, Prospect Homes, P, Savills

Savills has completed the sale of the Hollins Cross site in Burnley to Prospect Homes. Credit: Savills

Savills seals Burnley land sale for 200 homes

A 21.5-acre agricultural site at Hollins Cross, off Woodplumpton Road and two miles from the town centre, has been sold with extant permission to Prospect Homes.

Work will commence on site later this year, after planning consent was granted on appeal at the end of 2023 for a development which will comprise of three-, four-, and five-bedroom homes.

There will be more than £1.25m worth of S106 contributions to make, including a £615,000 chunk towards improved education facilities, and £385,000 for biodiversity enhancements.

A portion of affordable housing is also included in the conditions.

Savills’ development team in Manchester marketed the site on behalf of the landowner, with the firm’s planning team acting on behalf of Prospect, Riverside Group’s development arm, to secure planning permission for the project.

Jay Duffield, associate director at Savills Manchester-based development team, said: “We are very pleased to bring this sale to a successful conclusion for our client.

“The competitive terms that were secured reflect the North West’s robust land market but also the shortage of available, quality development land.”

Andrew Denton, Head of Land at Prospect Homes, said: “This will be our largest site to date so it’s a real milestone for the business as we continue to grow our presence across the North West.

“The 200 homes are an important development for the area and will contribute to meeting the demand for new homes in Burnley.

“As with all our developments, all profits from the sale of homes purchased at this development will be re-invested into Riverside to finance their social value work and support some of the most vulnerable in our communities.”

Featuring on the project team were Woodcroft Design, Golby + Luck Landscape Architects, REFA Consulting Engineers, RSK, Salford Archaeology, Croft, Element Sustainability, Miller Goodall, BWB, Biora, and The Environment Partnership.

To view the plans, search for reference number FUL/2022/0149 on Burnley Council’s planning portal.

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Well done Duffmeister!

By Anonymous

Shocking, terrible decision. Another green space ruined!!

By Anonymous

Disastrous decision

By Anonymous

Reinvest into the company for the more vulnerable in the community. Let’s see how many affordable houses you build on the 200 strong estate!

By Anonymous

What about the wild life,barn owls, lapwings nesting, grey partridge etc.

By Anonymous

When will these be built and are thay to buy or rent.

By Mary holt

Regardless of all the additional cars and other vehicles already on the roads encircling the town 200 homes will potentially mean at least 150 more cars in an already busy area and taking Greenlands instead of finding brownfield sites to further add to misery for the general public already frustrated by the traffic problems around this lovely area! What a disgrace! Have our town councillors any brains at all!

By Mary

In response to the comment on affordable housing. All of prospect homes profits go back to Riverside Group (Registered Provider) and are invested in affordable housing

In response to the comment on loss of green space the site is an allocated site following a democratic process through the local plan

By Anonymous

How very sad. This decision was already decided back in 2018. 2 deer have already died trying to cross the field like they always used to do but now there is a killer fence there. I’m broken hearted that these beautiful fields that provide homes to our precious wildlife and a fantastic view for all the people who live in the Rosehill area. These words that I write are futile and I knew that was the case back in 2018. Shame on you Burnley Borough Council. What will the cost be of an “AFFORDABLE “ house be ??????

By Lesley Keeler

more traffic lights ffs 🤔🤔🤔

By Anonymous

How ridiculous , so much of our green land taken for these unaffordable building sites , Burnley is now just a big housing and industrial estate ! You may as well build over the rest of our green spaces too what about Townley that might as well be next ! Put an other industrial unit on the fields or in bluebell woods you might as well ! It’s our children’s heritage your destroying ! How are we supposed to keep up with the infrastructure for all the new houses , roads , doctors , schools st ! There are plenty of brown sites and terraced houses that can be revamped to good standards like they have done in other areas and these have improved the communities in those areas , why take up all our green spaces ? We need wildlife and trees not bricks and concrete ! This is why I have moved out of the area I have lived in all my life !

By Anonymous

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