A luxury home for a wealthy Preston family looks set to be given the go ahead.Advertisement
The Bux family has re-applied to create their country manor in countryside in Goosnargh.
In October it was rejected by councillors for not meeting a quality threshold but new plans are recommended for approval by planning officers.
The land off Langley Lane would be home to the multi-million pound home for the Vux clothing line moguls.
4.3 hectares of land would be built on the create the family home which would include a lake, terrace and sculpted gardens.
Agents Cassidy and Ashton say a number of changes have been made to the plans since the rejection in October.
They now include a planting schedule for trees in line with Bowland Meadows, introducing bee hives in the meadows and changes to the design of the reflecting pool at the front of the property.
At its first attempt at gaining planning permission the home was described as “like a Tardis” by one councillor.
The plans also now meet a level six standard of architecture rather than a level five, which means they are rated as outstanding for their category.
Barton Parish Council objected to the plans saying they were concerned with the loss of greenfield agricultural land in the area.
Their objection was also backed by nearby Whittingham Parish Council. They stated they did not feel the application had been amended sufficiently since it was refused.
Planning officers state although objections by neighbours have been received the new home is “unlikely to affect residential amenities due to the separation between existing dwellings and the proposed development and any potential disruption during the construction phase can be controlled by a condition.”
They say the plans can be allowed due to “its innovative and outstanding design and architectural quality which would enhance the site’s immediate setting and be sensitive to the characteristics of the local area.”
Councillors are due to meet at Preston City Council’s planning committee on Monday from 10am to consider a decision.
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