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Plan for new homes on the Lancaster Canal basin

Posted on - 20th November, 2013 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Housing, News, Tulketh
Shelley Road homes which back onto the Lancaster Canal

Shelley Road homes which back onto the Lancaster Canal

Plans to build twelve new townhouses in Ashton have been submitted the council.

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The new houses would be at the Ashton Basin looking onto the Lancaster Canal.

Developers Baxter Construction want to create the homes off Tulketh Brow, and have submitted the outline planning application.

Currently the area is abandoned garages and the developers write in a report to the council it is an area of the city in need of family housing.

The Lancaster Canal basin was recently part of a competition by the Royal Institute of British Architects and Preston City Council called Forgotten Spaces.

The winning entry was an idea for a lido at the canal basin.

A view of how the lido at the canal basin could look

A view of how the lido at the canal basin could look

Baxter Construction write in their planning documents: “Whilst the application is made in outline, the design parameters of the dwellings will be similar and appropriate to those of the nearby properties in Stocks Road and Shelly Road.

“It is for a sustainably located residential development and is considered to be of a size, scale, mass and design which will be commensurate with those in the nearby locality. The future detailed application will ensure well designed dwellings and the sites location is such that use of public transport, walking and cycling are a real alternative to the use of the motor car.”

Part of the scheme will see a new road connected to a busy roundabout on the junction between Waterloo Road and Tulketh Brow.

The full application is available to view on the council website, and anyone can comment on the plans via the council website or by emailing [email protected] quoting reference number 06/2013/0749 by Friday 22 November.

Image credit to Bernie Blackburn

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