Story reveals £40m 167-home scheme in Lancaster
The 22-acre development off Grab Lane will feature a mix of two- and five-bedroom houses, provided planning approval is granted by the city council.
Currently farmland, the site will be divvied up to have 15.8 acres allotted for homes, 5.6 acres for open space and 1.1 acres for sustainable drainage systems. Hedgerows, trees and walls that already exist on the site will be preserved as much as possible, according to the scheme’s design and access statement.
Story Homes’ application calls for 13 two-bedroom homes with 775 sq ft and 44 three-bedroom properties ranging from 919 sq ft to 1,073 sq ft.
The 91 proposed four-bedroom houses would be between 1,207 sq ft to 1,660 sq ft, while 19 five-bedroom homes would range be either 1,803 sq ft or 1,905 sq ft. The five-bed houses will have integral garages.
The homes would be no taller than 2.5 storeys. They would also be a mix of terraced, semi-detached, and detached properties. The density of homes on the site would be 26 houses per 2.5 acres.
Plans also include 444 spaces for cars to park.
Pre-application meetings were held with Lancaster City Council as well as with councillors from John O’Gaunt Ward and Lower Lune Valley Ward in 2019. Public consultation on the scheme was held in November of that same year.
The team on the scheme includes Randall Thorp on landscape design, Croft on highways and transportation, Urban Green on arboriculture and Betts Associates on drainage and flood risk. E3P handled site investigation, while ERAP took the lead on ecology. BWB handled noise and air quality consulting, Orion Heritage was on archaeology and Graeme Ives Heritage Planning handled heritage.