South Ribble refuses 91,000 sq ft industrial
Highway safety and visual concerns proved to be the downfall for both of Caddick Developments’ applications for the second phase of its Farington Park development at the council’s planning committee on Thursday.
South Ribble Council granted Caddick outline permission for the creation of up to 612,500 sq ft of industrial space on the derelict 40-acre brownfield site off Centurion Way in May 2021 .
Phase one of the scheme is already under construction to deliver a 544,000 sq ft unit.
Application number: 07/2022/00911/REM
Caddick’s proposals for units two and three, totalling 58,000 sq ft, at Farington Park were met with unanimous refusal against officer recommendations.
KPP Architects designed the scheme, which would have created of one 32,000 sq ft unit and another 26,000 sq ft warehouse.
Each unit would have provided 3,000 sq ft of office space.
Caddick also sought to update the landscaping plan for phase one of the development.
A total of 87 car parking spaces were also proposed.
NJL Consulting is the scheme’s planning consultant. Also on the project team is landscape architect Urban Green and noise consultant BWB Consulting.
Application number: 07/2022/00912/FUL
Caddick’s plans for a fourth 33,000 sq ft unit at Farington Park were also given the red light by councillors, once again against officer recommendations.
Also designed by KPP Architects, this scheme formed a separate application from the previous reserved matters because it would have exceeded the 612,500 sq ft of space that Caddick has outline approval for.
This warehouse would have also featured 3,000 sq ft of office space.
There would have been a total of 37 car parking spaces, including two disabled.
NJL Consulting is the scheme’s planning consultant. Eddisons is the transport consultant. JPG is advising on drainage strategy.