Metacre secures planning permission for major housing development

Chorley-based Metacre has secured planning permission for a site at Whyndyke, which includes allocation for 1,400 new homes.

Northern Trust

Metacre, a subsidiary of Northern Trust, owns 36 acres of the greenfield site which forms part of the larger land holding, covering 200 acres located predominantly in Flyde on the outskirts of Blackpool.

In addition to the new homes, the planning permission covering the whole site includes 20 hectares of employment land and related development such as local centres, a primary school and community facilities.

Steve Glenn, land executive at Metacre, said: “We are delighted that the Section 106 has now been agreed and the planning permission finalised. This site is in a great strategic location and will bring about significant investment into the area and provide major benefits to the local community.”

In additional news, Northern Trust has appointed Armitstead Barnett to market three of its self-build plots for sale at Gleadhill House Gardens, a bespoke and private development in Euxton.

Outline planning permission was granted on the site off Dawbers Lane last year for up to 12 self-build homes and garages. Infrastructure work to provide the road and services has been completed on site with 5 plots already sold and a number of others are now under offer. David Cowburn, partner at Armitstead Barnett, said: “Opportunities like this are so rare. This site offers self-builders matured landscaping, accessibility to services as well as the countryside and all set with excellent accessibility to the motorway network. This is the opportunity to create your dream home but without all the uncertainty of roads, services and ground conditions.”