Housing firm requests extension to Blackburn development

Kingswood Homes is seeking permission to add a further 280 homes to its Green Hills development in Blackburn.

The first phase of the development, consisting of 61 houses, is now complete and fully occupied. The second phase began in May, and the third phase has already received planning consent for 52 more homes.

A hybrid application to Blackburn and Darwen Council now seeks outline consent for up to 280 dwellings and full consent for 155 dwellings as part of the council’s approved Gib Lane residential masterplan.

Kingswood, based in Preston, has been working with Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway to create homes which embrace their Lancashire hillside location, including dry stone walls and village greens.

Paul Jones, managing director, said: “The Green Hills development is a great success and shows what can be achieved by pushing the boundaries to deliver exceptional homes in an exceptional setting.

“Submitting outline plans for phases four, five and six underlines our commitment to the development, to Blackburn and to the wider community.”

Launched in 2017 Green Hills features The 41 different house types, including two, three and four-bedroom properties inspired by barns and farmsteads.

It was a bold move to create such bespoke homes, but sales have demonstrated that buyers appreciate them.

Paul added: “As a small developer it was a bold move to create such bespoke homes, but sales have demonstrated that buyers appreciate the extra love and care that has gone into the design and the build and we are extremely proud of Green Hills."