Home-building projects progress around the county

Housebuilding projects from Burscough to Hyndburn are gathering pace, with some new developments getting the green light and others seeing crews arrive on site.

Anwyl Homes has secured planning permission for 267 new homes in Burscough. The Priory Gardens will include a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, including some bungalows and 94 affordable homes.

Every home will include an electric vehicle charging point and the development will feature several landscaped swales, ponds and wetland areas together with a new park and landscaped public open space.

John Grime, managing director of Chorley-based Anwyl Homes Lancashire, said: “Having acquired circa 20 acres at Yew Tree Park from Crompton Property Developments Limited earlier this year, we’re pleased that West Lancashire Council has now given reserved matters approval for our homes and we are looking forward to getting on site."

The wider Yew Tree Park development, of which Priory Gardens forms part, will eventually comprise 580 homes, a care home, community centre and parkland. There are also plans for retail and industrial units, including a soft play centre and the new neighbourhood includes a potential school site.

Approval for the Burscough homes comes only two weeks after Anwyl commenced construction at Lawrence Gardens, in Barton, near Preston, and brings the number of sites in the Preston travel-to-work area to four, including new homes at Bluebell Meadows, Fulwood and Stonebridge Fold, in Longridge. 

Meanwhile, Bellway Homes has announced that work has commenced on a development of new homes on the former Ingol Golf Club site, off Sheraton Park in Preston.

After receiving planning consent to build 152 high quality new build homes on the 31.7 acre site, initial groundworks on the roads and sewers are now underway.

Planning permission has also been granted for social housing provider Onward Homes to begin work on a new housing development in Hyndburn (pictured above).

The £6m development in Great Harwood aims to bring new affordable homes to the area and has received enthusiastic support from Hyndburn Borough Council. The development will create 40 new homes for the local area, all of which will be for affordable rent. The properties will be made up of 32 semi-detached, two end-terrace, one mid-terrace and two bungalows.

Onward, one of the largest providers of social housing in the North West, plans to break ground at the end of the month, with a view to complete work in July 2021. 

South Ribble Borough Council has begun work to convert its Pearson House property in Bamber Bridge into nine affordable flats which will soon be available to rent. 

The council hopes that the conversion of the property, which was previously vacant, will be completed by April 2021, with new tenants moving in soon after completion.

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