Land off Slyne Road, Wrenman Strategic Land, p planning

Wrenman Strategic Land's application includes a provision for 20% affordable housing. Credit: via planning documents

Wrenman plans 200 homes in Lancaster

Working with planning consultant Stantec, the strategic land company is seeking outline permission for a new neighbourhood on more than 25 acres of fields in Torrisholme.

Possibly problematic with Lancaster City Council will be the fact that the plot is not allocated for housing within its local plan. However, Wrenman Strategic Land has made the case that the city council’s lack of a five-year housing land supply means this project should go forward.

Wrenman is a new company from former VMC Development directors Warren and Vanessa Cadman and is based in Lancaster.

Wrenman wants to build up to 200 homes on the site, which sits off Powder House Lane and Slyne Road. As part of its proposals is a promise for 20% of the homes built to be affordable housing.

The homes themselves would be built on 18.5 acres, an area that would also contain public open space and play areas. Another six acres is reserved for green infrastructure.

Cars would enter the development from Slyne Road, while pedestrians and cyclists would enjoy active travel links via Powder House Lane.

Wrenman managing director Warren Cadman described the application as “a major step forward” for the company.

“We believe this project will not only meet the growing demand for housing in the area but also contribute positively to the overall community and environment,” he said.

In addition to Stantec, the project team includes E3P, Redmore Environmental Curtins, Envirotech, Borders, and PGLA.

You can learn more about the application by searching reference number 23/01384/OUT on Lancaster City Council’s planning portal.

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Did a car plan this estate

By Anonymous

As long as the locals get the first chance off one as many have waited and waited for one.

By Mary winward

A terrible idea. This is not an area for more housing. If this gets passed then someone needs the sack. Just money grabbing without any thought for the people who live near by. Leave that area alone.😡😡😡

By Anonymous

The best and safest way to get around is by car, especially for families

By Gilly

Planner’s get your fingers out and let the building begin

By Bob

20% affordable housing does not meet LCCs target.

By Anonymous

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