Troubled Kier wins Leyland resi consent
PWA Planning has gained planning approval for 174 homes on behalf of Kier Living, within a larger development in Farington Moss.
The scheme, on a 16-acre plot off Croston Road, is part of a wider 350-home development for which the then Homes & Communities Agency secured outline consent in late 2014. Miller Homes is on site building its part of the development.
Paul Walton, director of PWA Planning, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Kier Living’s aspirations to create vital new housing in Lancashire.
“We’re witnessing strong demand for new homes in Preston and South Ribble as the City Deal continues bringing new investment and jobs to the area.”
Sue Warwick, regional director for Kier Living, said: “Croston Road represents a further step in Kier Living’s expansion in the North West, which has seen three new sites open in the last 12 months.”
The scheme will see a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes created, including detached homes, townhouses and bungalows. It includes 27 homes for the affordable market.
The wider Kier group has been embattled over the last few months, struggling to find solutions to increasing debt problems. In June it announced it would sell off the residential arm Kier Living, along with facilities management and environmental services divisions,as well as reducing its stake in Kier Property.
Kier’s share price has since nosedived, with shares that had traded at around £10 in September 2018 dipping below £1 last week. Last week Kier Living’s executive director John Anderson left the business, which delivered more than 2,000 homes in 2018 and has a reported landbank of more than 4,700 homes.