South Ribble moves to allow 500 homes at Farington Moss
A residential scheme from Homes England and Keepmoat Homes at Croston Road has been granted approval, part of a wider strategic development site in Lancashire.
Housebuilder Keepmoat and government agency Homes England had submitted two planning applications for the scheme and South Ribble Council has resolved to approve both.
The first application sought reserved matters approval for the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of a 399-home residential development with associated car parking, gardens, internal access roads and public open space that already has prior consent.
The second application sought full planning approval for 121 homes with access, landscaping and engineering operations across two parcels of land at the site, adjacent to the 399-home scheme.
One of the plots is located to the north of 310-326 Croston Road and the other is north of Bannister Lane and east of Flensburg Way.
The overall site earmarked to deliver the total 520 homes spans 46 acres and represents the northern part of the strategic development site at Farington Moss north-west of Leyland, which has been allocated for housing and other development by South Ribble but until now had yet to come forward for development.
The scheme now approved by the council was designed in-house by Keepmoat, and consultancy Turley provided planning advisory services and also managed the community and political engagement programme.
Homes England is the landowner of the 46-acre site, which comprises agricultural land and several agricultural buildings and associated infrastructure in the southern corner of the site.
The scheme proposes a mix of dwellings including bungalows, semi-detached and detached dwellings, ranging from two-to-four bedrooms. Of the 520 homes, 96 units, (18% of the total) will be provided as affordable housing.
The main access to the development will be from the Flensburg Way/Penwortham Way roundabout, as approved at outline stage, according to the planning documents. A second access point is proposed off Croston Road, and pedestrian and cycle links will be provided to Moss Lane, Croston Road and Bannister Lane.