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Lancaster Moor development gets approval

May 2013

Story Homes will soon be building quality family homes in Lancaster, with approval given for a development on the former Lancaster Moor hospital site.

Lancaster Moor development gets approval Story Homes worked closely with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to submit proposals for a sustainable development of new family homes on the derelict land off Quernmore Road, a former psychiatric hospital unoccupied for 13 years. The project will help to fund the restoration of the Grade II listed hospital building and the Campbell House building by Manchester based PJ Livesey.

The development already had outline planning approval, secured by the HCA, and at the start of May Lancaster City Council’s planning committee granted permission for 197 new three and four bedroom family homes.

Steve Errington, Managing Director of Story Homes said: “The site at Lancaster Moor, to be known as High Wood, offers a fantastic opportunity for quality family living close to Lancaster, but with a rural element. It will also deliver economic benefits including jobs and a positive effect on the local supply chain.

“Working with the Homes and Communities Agency to redevelop Lancaster Moor site is a fantastic opportunity for the surrounding community and for Story Homes. Our development will help to fund the restoration of the prominent hospital building which has a long history and interest for the people of Lancaster.”

The homes at High Wood will have Story Homes well known designs and will be finished with a mix of natural stone and render. The project will also bring improved bus services, new cycle routes and footpaths, a 20 mph zone and a zebra crossing to the area. High Wood has already had lots of interest from buyers keen to live in a Story Homes property on this particular development and many have visited our other show homes in Cumbria to get a feel for our house types, layouts and exceptional finish.

Story Homes has a long and proud history of building aspirational homes and sustainable communities across Cumbria and also north east England and southern Scotland. The houses are known for their quality, value and high specification and have been nationally recognised with prestigious awards and ongoing praise from delighted customers.

If you would like to be one of the first to know about news and events at High Wood, please join our mailing list by contacting or call one of our sales advisors on 01228 404555. Our dedicated Story Homes Lancashire Facebook page will also have lots of information about progress on the project.