Grimsargh residents prepare to battle developers again as new housing plans lodged

Posted on - 12th August, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Central Lancashire Development Plan, Grimsargh, Housing, Preston News

Unused fields in Grimsargh could be turned into new homes if a planning application is given the green light


A proposal to build 70 homes in Grimsargh has been submitted.

The plans from Wain Homes face riling local residents who have already faced down one recent planning application in the area.

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Wain Homes want to build new homes off Ribblesdale Drive and Carbis Avenue.

The 4.5 hectare site would provide 24 affordable homes, with a mix of semi-detatched and terraced properties with two to three bedrooms and parking.

The land is currently unused agricultural land.


A statement from Wain Homes in its planning documents states: “The proposed development would assist the authority in meeting its identified housing requirement and offers the opportunity to deliver market and affordable housing.”

Grimsargh Parish Council led objections in July to another scheme in the south of Grimsargh called The Hills for 200 new homes.

This development by Hallam Land Management was rejected by the city council’s planning committee but is expected to be appealed to the planning inspector.

A statement from Grimsargh council says: “Wain Homes have submitted a new planning application for a development of 70 houses with access off Ribblesdale Drive. The proposal covers land to the south and east of Ribblesdale Drive and Carbis Avenue.

“This application was not expected and the consultation letters state that we have 21 days in which to respond. The Parish Council are currently discussing our next steps.”

The Parish Council and local councillors are concerned about the degree of separation between Preston and Grimsargh and don’t want to see housing being built from the village downwards to the city.

You can view the full plans online at the council website.

Anyone wishing to comment on the plans can do so via the website or email quoting application reference 06/2013/0533 by Wednesday 28 August

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

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