Housing firms reunite for new Blackburn development

By Tim Aldred

11 Jul 2022

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Vistry Partnerships and Together Housing Group, who are currently building out a residential development of 235 homes in Halton, will join forces once more on a 165-home development in Blackburn.

The pair has exchanged on a site owned by Blackburn with Darwen Council and two private sellers, brought forward by Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors.

The new site in Sunny Bower at Whalley Old Road will provide open-market two, three, four and five bedroom houses. They will become the most northerly homes sold by Vistry under its Bovis Homes sales brand.

Together Housing Group will manage the sale of the affordable homes, which will be offered in Shared Ownership tenure.

Outline planning permission has already been secured for the site, with a reserved matters application set to be submitted later this summer. Construction work is set to commence before the end of the year, with the entire build programme estimated to be completed by 2026.

Coun Phil Riley, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: "This is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when we work closely with landowners to bring forward quality sites. We are incredibly proud to be a growing borough with an ambitious vision for the future and we’re carving out a strong reputation as a place to do business.

"Locally, we have listened to feedback from residents and have included affordable housing within the proposals, bungalows and also retained the walking routes that we know are enjoyed – improving them with new seating areas too. This is an opportunity to deliver quality new homes in a popular area of the town and I look forward to seeing the progress."

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