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Nearly 100 new homes could be built at Cottam Hall as ‘masterplan’ continues

Posted on - 18th March, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, News, Redevelopment
An artists impression of how the Cottam Hall masterplan may look when finished

An artists impression of how the Cottam Hall masterplan may look when finished

Plans to build nearly 100 new homes on greenfield land in Cottam have been tabled.

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Developers Barratt Homes want to turn nearly three hectares of land into homes at the Cottam Hall site.

The area to the south of Cottam Way and west of Canberra Lane has been prioritised for development since the early 1980s.

Currently it is grassland fields and used for the grazing of animals but with a shortage of housing in the city it could become a mixture of family homes and new flats.

The Barratt development for 98 homes would be the latest step to add new homes to the North West corner of the city with hundreds of new houses built since the early 1990s.

The majority of the proposed homes will be two to three bedroom houses, along with 38 four bedroom homes and 12 one or two bed apartments. There will also be three five bedroom houses.

21 of the homes will be classed as affordable according to papers submitted by Barratt, coming to 20 per cent of the total development.

A statement on Barratt’s vision for the site says: “To deliver a sustainable neighbourhood of high quality homes in a high quality public realm setting of distinct character. The development will feature a number of distinct but complimentary character areas, designed to add interest and broaden the offer of accommodation in the Cottam Hall area.

“The development is firmly anchored within the overall Cottam Hall Masterplan and responds directly to the constraints and opportunities of the Site. It is a development of 98 homes, comprising 84 houses and 12 apartments; with a range of accommodation from one bedroom, two person properties through to five bedroom, nine person properties. The development will improve upon the current pedestrian linkages in the area and maximise and
improve upon the amenity areas immediately adjacent to the development site.”

The masterplan for the Cottam Hall site will add a new 1,300 homes to the area, which is owned by the Homes and Communities Agency.

Organisations set to be consulted on the plans include The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Natural England, Environment Agency and the Canal River Trust.

Anyone wishing to comment on the plans can view them on the council website and make their comment there.

Or email [email protected] and quote reference number 06/2013/0148.

What do you make of the Cottam Hall proposals? Do you live in the area? Let us know in the comments below

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