Fylde Borough Council’s Development Management Committee has voted in favour of Story Homes’ proposals for up to 49 new homes in Wrea Green. This is subject to the completion of a legal agreement to secure contributions towards affordable housing, transport improvements, and education.
David Hayward, Development Planner for Story Homes said: “We are delighted with Fylde Borough Council’s decision to support our outline proposals to build 49 new homes in Wrea Green.
“Not only will our proposals deliver a high-quality and sensitive scheme that complements the existing character of the village and provide open space for use by the whole community, it will also boost the supply of much needed new homes and make a positive contribution towards the supply of affordable housing in the Borough.
“Our proposals will also provide local contractors with opportunities for work, and there will be knock on benefits for local supply chains and other local businesses and services.”
The plans will help the local authority address the under-delivery of housing in the Fylde by boosting the supply. It would also contribute towards the delivery of affordable housing to address the needs in the Borough. The plans also include open space which would be enjoyed by the whole community.
The original outline proposal for the site, submitted in spring 2014, was for up to 100 homes. A revised scheme for 49 homes was submitted in October last year. However, despite being given a recommendation for approval, the plans were turned down.
Story Homes decided to resubmit the plans in July this year following talks with the Council’s planning officers and this time around the plans have been given the go ahead.
The development will provide opportunities for local contractors as well as benefits for local supply chains. Employment opportunities would be created both directly through Story Homes and indirectly through the knock on effect for local businesses.
Story Homes already has an ongoing development in the Fylde area, having recently launched the sale of homes on Brookwood Park, a development of 117 homes off Blackpool Road in Kirkham.
The company is a Carlisle based family grown business with more than 27 years’ experience in developing land and communities, renowned in Cumbria, The North East and Lancashire for building high quality and high specification homes.
Story Homes was advised on planning by Barton Willmore and the architects were Pod Urban Design.