West Lancs clears way for 169 Redrow homes
Prospect Homes’ 54-home proposal in Burscough is also progressing after the council’s planning committee voted on the two large residential applications last week.
The Grange at Yew Tree Park extension
Redrow is set to start building 169 homes this summer on 12.5 acres in Burscough after West Lancashire Council signed off its reserved matters application.
Situated off Higgins Lane, the development will sit west of Redrow’s The Grange neighbourhood, which is currently under construction.
Of those 169 homes to be built, 59 will be designated affordable. These 59 homes will include 18 one-bed apartments, six two-bed apartments, 19 two-bed houses and 16 three-bed houses. There will be 21 homes under shared ownership tenure and 38 under affordable rent.
The 110 market homes are a mixture of terraced and detached houses. They break down to 17 three-bed houses, 80 four-bed homes and 13 five-bed ones.
The designs for the homes will come from Redrow’s Heritage Collection.
This new development will function as an extension of The Grange, which Redrow Lancashire land director Karl Longworth described as one of the company’s “most popular developments”.
In addition to building houses, Redrow will plant trees across the site, as well as native and non-native hedgerows along the development’s southern boundary. Each of the houses also will have a private garden, with those in the flats sharing a communal garden towards the rear of the apartment blocks.
“Our nature for people strategy ensures we provide wildlife-rich areas within our developments for residents to spend time in,” Longworth said.
“We have listened to our customers, who said that being close to green space was a big priority and this new development will provide that and so much more.”
Redrow will contribute more than £2m towards community infrastructure as part of its agreement with the council. The first homes are set to go on the market in the spring or summer of 2023.
Hive Land and Planning was the planning consultant for the project, while Trevor Bridge Associates designed the landscape plans. Rutter Johnson devised the drainage strategy, while Tyrer Ecological conducted the ecological survey. WSP was the noise consultant. Grasscroft Development Solutions crated the viability report.
Looking to learn more about the project? The application’s reference number with West Lancashire Council is 2021/0518/ARM.
Former Universal Bulk Handling Site
Prospect Homes looks ready to receive a green light on its proposals after West Lancashire Council voted to delegate its application for 54 homes to planning officers, subject to ecology reports.
The nearly five-acre brownfield site used to be where Universal Bulk Handling manufactured tank containers for transporting liquids and gasses before the business closed in 2019. It has been vacant since.
Prospect Homes, along with Baxi Partnership, wants to demolish that existing industrial building to build 24 three-bed houses and 30 four-bed ones, along with car parking and landscaping.
Of the 54 proposed homes, 39 would be accessible and adaptable for the elderly.
The site is located off Orrell Lane in Burscough and borders the Leeds Liverpool Canal, which has a towpath on the southern part of the plot.
Prospect aims to turn that towpath area into a popular green area, with benches, footpath links, native planting and trees.
Access to the housing development would be off Orrell Lane, although 11 of the proposed homes would front onto that road and thus could be directly accessed from it.
Pegasus Group was the planning consultant for the project, while Woodcroft Design crafted the design and access statement. The landscape proposals were designed by Trevor Bridge Associates. NRE Surveyors conducted the viability study, while Eddisons was the transport consultant.
The project team also included TEP, Miller Goodall, Biora, REFA Consulting Engineers, RSK and Coopers Chartered Consulting Engineers.
Looking to learn more about the project? The application’s reference number with West Lancashire Council is 2021/1046/FUL.