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Consultation underway for new homes in Dowbridge, Kirkham

We are proposing to submit a reserved matters planning application, in partnership with Hollins Strategic Land,  for 170 high quality new homes on the land at Brook Farm, Dowbridge, Kirkham.

We will be consulting with key stakeholders and residents adjacent to this site on our proposals for new houses, before submitting a reserved matters planning application to Fylde Borough Council in Autumn 2017.

The site was recently granted outline planning consent for 170 dwellings. We are proposing a development of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, of those, 30% will be affordable homes, which will help the local authority meet its housing target.

As part of the development, we will contribute over £1 million for the provision of local school places, £15,000 towards pedestrian and cycle improvements at Kirkham and Wesham train station and £170,000 towards public transport improvements in the local area.

The scheme will have benefits for the local economy during the construction phase as a result of direct and indirect employment opportunities through the sub-contractor and supply chains, as well as an increased demand for local services when the new houses are occupied.

Development planner Martin Nugent said: “The consultation is an opportunity for the residents of Dowbridge to comment and provide feedback on our plans. The site has been granted outline planning for 170 dwellings and we hope to deliver the best possible development here.

“We believe that our product is appropriate for this site due to the high quality of our houses and also our dedication to building developments which complement the local area, through thoughtful planning and design.”

Following the consultation, which included a letter drop to the local area, we plan to submit a reserved matters planning application to Fylde Borough Council in Autumn 2017. It is hoped that the council will approve the development on the site.

For more information about the consultation and to give feedback by 20 October 2017, please view the land and planning page here.

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