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Planning application submitted for new homes in Grimsargh

November 2018

Plans have been submitted for a development of new homes on land off Preston Road in Grimsargh, following public consultation in September 2018.

We are seeking reserved matters planning for 147 homes on the site. Proposals would create a sustainable development that would make an important contribution to the city’s housing supply.

The development will provide a range of much needed high quality and high specification apartments, terraced, semi-detached and detached family homes, and will include 35% affordable homes. The development will consist of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. The plans also include large areas of open space with dedicated play equipment which would be enjoyed by the whole community.

The site was granted outline planning permission for up to 150 dwellings in May 2016. The reserved matters scheme submitted by Story Homes  seeks to agree the detailed design of the scheme.

As part of the development, Story Homes will contribute around £290,000 towards education and a travel plan as well as an onsite play area. The scheme will also generate a Community Infrastructure Levy payment of circa £970,000 which the council can use to fund infrastructure projects which support local communities.

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. The house builder will use local sub contractors and suppliers where possible, delivering economic benefits and job creation back into the local area.

Planning Manager, Siobhan Sweeney, said: “We are seeking reserved matters planning consent for a new development of 147 homes on land off Preston Road, Grimsargh. This follows outline planning being granted in May 2016 and a further public consultation in September 2018 with the local community.

“We are renowned for designing high quality homes throughout the North West and for our striking street scenes on our developments. In the design of our proposal we have paid careful attention to the local area’s use of material and this will be highly visible when travelling around the development.”

We anticipate a decision in Spring 2019.