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Country manor plan near Goosnargh back on the horizon

Posted on - 17th December, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Housing, Preston News

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Ambitious plans for a luxury country manor set in countryside on edge of Preston have been resubmitted.

The Bux family, multi-millionaire Prestonians behind the Vox jeans brand, want to build an enormous manor house near Goosnargh.

Cassidy and Ashton have put plans in again after an initial proposal was rejected by one vote by Preston City Council’s planning committee in September.

They have outlined how the mansion, off Langley Lane, will be “truly outstanding or innovative and help raise standards of design more generally in rural areas.”

Previous plans said the building would reach a code 5 in design standards but new plans show the house would reach a code 6 – only two homes in the UK have reached code 6 during 2014.

Councillors also rejected the plans saying it didn’t enhance the immediate setting.

An artists impression of how the multi-million pound home will look

An artists impression of how the multi-million pound home will look

Cassidy and Ashton say the resubmitted plans have a redesign of the reflecting pool, more planting in Bowland Meadows and adding bee hives in the meadow to provide local honey.

The use of Portland Stone caused much debate in the planning committee, who said it wasn’t a local stone. Architects now propose to use a local buff sandstone “to effectively provide a plinth upon which the house is sat. The effect of this is to appear as though the house, which is set into the slope of the site, sits upon an exposed area of local rock which has been carved into shape to provide a setting for the new house.”

The full plans can be viewed on the city council website.

Anyone wishing to comment must do so via the council website or email devcon@preston.gov.uk quoting reference 06/2014/0891 by Saturday 27 December.

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