Hemingway signs up to new Blackburn housing development

Planning has been approved for a new housing development in Blackburn, with local designer Wayne Hemingway joining the design team.

kw-green-hillsPreston based Kingswood Homes linked up with award-winning Hemingway Design led by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and architects ID Partnership to create a new community of homes set around two interlinking village greens.

Called Green Hills to reflect the surrounding views the development will include new cycle ways and footpaths to incorporate the existing Witton Weavers Way as well as a new community hub.

The scheme, on Livesey Branch Road, will provide 167 detached and semi-detached properties as part of the wider Gib Lane masterplan was approved by Blackburn and Darwen Council, with members praising the commitment to design and open green space.

Paul Jones managing director at Kingswood Homes, said: “We are incredibly excited about this project and grateful for the support of the Borough Council as we try to create a really inspiring new place to live.

“The first phase of 61 properties will have no less than 41 different designs so it will be the complete opposite of an estate with identikit little boxes.

“The Hemingway Design and IDP have come up with fantastic designs that perfectly suit the location and will make Green Hills a very special place to live.  With green open spaces, village greens, cycle routes and views across rolling countryside, our new homes will definitely be worth waiting for.

“These will be aspirational, attainable properties for people looking for quality of life and a new house they will be proud to call home.”

Kingswood Homes was established in 2009 with a remit to construct homes to an unrivalled level of specification across the North West. The first phase of development at Green Hills is due to start early in 2017.