Work begins on 345-home development in Warton

The first sod has been cut at a development in Warton which will deliver 345 new homes.

Beaumont Green, which will include 105 affordable homes, is a joint project between mixed-tenure developer Countryside and housing provider Jigsaw Homes Group, who will manage the site. It will feature two, three and four-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes.

As part of the development, more than £1m is being invested in the local community. This includes £650,000 towards local education provision, £375,000 for public transport, £24,000 to the council’s sustainable travel team, and a further £126,000 towards enhancements to Warton village centre.

Mark Hadfield, managing director, Merseyside and Cheshire West, Countryside: “Partnerships with registered providers and local authorities underpin our entire business model at Countryside. Through collaboration with partners such as Jigsaw Homes, our development portfolio remains diverse, delivering the homes that people need in the areas that need them most.

“Beaumont Green is an important development for us, and one that we are keen to share. It was great to get the opportunity to celebrate a successful partnership with Jigsaw. Together we are bringing a development that will not only satisfy local housing demand, but will also enhance the wider community through significant investment.”

Countryside and Jigsaw Homes Group were joined at a ceremonial event by Coun Bobby Rigby, ward councillor for Warton and Westby. He said: "Having been approached by some local residents regarding this site, I thought it was appropriate for me to come down and engage with the partners involved.

"It was great to see the plans and find out more about the work being done, especially the work to mitigate future flood risks. There will be a variety of houses on offer at the development in Warton, including a large proportion of much-needed affordable housing. Beaumont Green is an exciting development for the local area."