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.



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I’ve looked on Google maps and looked at this site and it’s lovely greenbelt. I know we need homes. There is lots of brownfield sites all around the northwest, use them first.

By Darren born bred.

@darren – not this again! How can you tell it’s designated Green Belt from google maps? Clue, it’s not GB – it’s allocated, as it states in the article. Please take your incessant trolling elsewhere!

By Ardy

Well that will gridlock Lostock Hall going to Preston again.Leyland road was not constructed to that volume of traffic. Croston road again will be a nightmare to join from many of the side roads. Do not let it happen.

By George Little

We have more than enough houses being built in Leyland ,but no more schools ,doctors or dentist . The roads dont get changed . Golden hill is already a night mare and going to be even more once the aldi is built, do the council not consider the people who live here at all and Green belts are not to be built on who changed the laws on that ??

By Catherine martin

We have seen a huge increase in the number of new houses built in the area in last few years. Isnt it now time to consider also building new schools and medical facilities to cope with the increased population?

By Rustyfrog

More money for the council to waste on dubious projects. Why give permission to build on green field sites when we have acres of brown field sites. I assume all the council officers live in Leyland.

By Trevor Williams


Open spaces of shrub and grass need to stay!

Abandoned and uninhabited buildings need to be converted to residential accommodation (like the Whittingham Hospital, the orphanage, etc…)

We do not need sprawling sites of new detached houses creating a Noddy like town that is character less and could be anywhere in the world. We need to preserve and use what we have.

Reduce, re-use, recycle

By Robyn

Sick & tired of more new houses round here, no infrastructure, doctors, hospitals, roads busier & busier. Why don’t councillors object for once, nice backhanders that’s why. Look down south for anything like this number of developments in one area & you will never find it. North/south divide again

By Alice

This looks like greenbelt land that the housing estate will be built on.

By Anonymous

Hundreds of swanky new yuppie houses, expensive, under sized and in the middle of nowhere. What we need are more large, affordable urban apartments and townhouses, integrated with lovely new green space that makes efficient use of land and public transport.

By Real Daz Salford

Is there going to be any renewable energy installed on these properties?

By Matthew

More council tax for South Ribble is more money for the government, and even more pollution for the children of South Ribble to grow up in when there’s already too much already but who cares about children’s health or the residents of Farington Moss when there’s money too be made?

By Lynne Slater

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