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Hundreds of new homes could be built on former Penwortham mill site

Posted on - 11th April, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Central Lancashire Development Plan, Housing, News, Penwortham, Redevelopment
The former Vernon Carus mill in Penwortham

The former Vernon Carus mill in Penwortham

Nearly 400 new homes could be built on the site of the former Vernon Carus mill in Penwortham.

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Bovis Homes have submitted a planning application to South Ribble Borough Council seeking approval for outline planning permission.

It follows approval for a new road and junction onto Leyland Road.

The first phase of the mill site would see 198 new homes built.

It is just over a mile from the centre of Preston, sandwiched between Walton-le-Dale and Penwortham.

Currently the site is used as grazing fields for livestock and littered with derelict mill buildings.

Of the first phase of homes there would be 30 two-bedroomed houses, 76 three bedroomed houses, 42 four bedroom hous, 23 five bedroom homes and 18 two bedroom apartments.

Preston and the surrounding area is under pressure to provide hundreds of new homes over the course of the next ten tears to meet the city and Central Lancashire regions expanding population.

77 of the new homes for the total scheme will be affordable housing.

Bovis Homes says the site is a suitable place for large-scale housing development to meet the needs of the city.

The plans are currently available to view on the South Ribble Borough Council website and residents can submit their comments on the proposals.

Do you live in the area? What do you think about the proposals? Let us know in the comments below

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