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Hoghton farmland looks set to become new homes

Posted on - 19th June, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Grimsargh, Housing, News
The field due for development in Hoghton
The field due for development in Hoghton

Farmland on the outskirts of Hoghton looks set to be built on despite the objections of dozens of households.

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Galliford Try have applied to build 78 homes and an access road on land at Olive Farm behind Methuen Drive.

Concerns have been raised in more than 100 letters of objection about the development – stating it would impact traffic on the road network.

The farm adjoining the fields which would be built on has also objected to the proposed development.

WYG Group, agents for the scheme, outline it would have 39 affordable homes out of the 78 and also include a number of bungalows.

No objections have been received by the Lancashire County Council highways department.

Read more: Police warning after spate of burglaries in Hoghton

Planning officers at South Ribble Borough Council have recommended the plans for approval.

They state the land is earmarked for ‘village development’ in the South Ribble Local Plan and would meet the need for affordable housing.

And the development ‘would be in keeping with the charater of the local area and will not impact on the amenities of neighbouring properties.’

A condition has been placed on the development, if approved, for a pond within the fields to be surveyed for great crested newts which are understood to be within the pond.

Councillors meet on Tuesday (20 June) from 7pm on the South Ribble planning committee to discuss the application.

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

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