Highland Brow, Wainhomes, p Google Earth snapshot

The scheme would be located next to an existing residential development. Credit: Google Earth

Wain Homes bids to overturn refusal of 115-home Lancaster scheme 

The developer has lodged an appeal over the city council’s decision to reject its proposals to build a housing development in the village of Galgate. 

Wain Homes submitted its appeal last month and a date for the inquiry has been set for 15 November. 

Lancaster City Council refused to grant Wain Homes permission to build 115 homes on a 12-acre site off Highland Brow for a host of reasons. 

Among these were concerns the scheme would impinge on the green buffer between the village of Galgate and the proposed Bailrigg Garden Village and the “severe impact” the project would have on the local highway network. 

In total, the city council provided eight reasons for refusal. 

Lancaster City Council will be hoping its position is robust enough to prevail before the Planning Inspectorate. However, the authority runs the risk of losing the appeal as it cannot demonstrate a five-year housing supply. 

Wain Homes was contacted for comment. 

To learn more about the scheme, search for reference number 22/00342/FUL on Lancaster City Council’s planning portal.

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