Kingswood acquires 64 acres to complete Blackburn housing masterplan

Kingswood Homes has acquired 64 acres of land in Blackburn which will allow it to complete its Gib Lane Masterplan.

The land is located west of Moorland Drive and enables Kingswood to progress with phases 4 to 11 of the Green Hills development in Feniscowles. This project is also a continuation of the scheme originally designed by HemingwayDesign.

A hybrid planning application was granted in May for 435 homes, including existing contemporary style properties, along with a range of more traditional looking designs to cater for a diverse mix of purchasers.

As part of the agreement, Kingswood will invest £4m in the community, providing land valued at more than £3m for a new primary school and pledging £850,000 towards new primary school places. The company will also make a £150,000 contribution towards provision of off-site affordable housing.

Paul Jones, Kingswood Homes managing director, said: “The vision of a sustainable village in Blackburn has become a reality at Green Hills. It’s fast become a desirable neighbourhood where people aspire to live. We’ve welcomed more than 125 homeowners to date and have committed to delivering hundreds more homes with this latest land acquisition.

The recently acquired land will deliver a range of properties including two-bedroom bungalows, plus semi-detached and detached homes with three to six bedrooms. The homes will be interspersed with numerous areas of incidental and informal open space.

Work on these homes is due to begin this autumn and is expected to take more than seven years to complete.

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