Proposals for six luxury new homes in the grounds of a historic house in the North of Preston has been approved.Advertisement
The Grange scheme on the site in D’urton Lane, Broughton, sees the building, which dates to 1840, kept.
Under a previous scheme in March 2016 the property, called The Grange, was going to be knocked down to make way for eight new homes. It was rejected at a planning appeal due to heritage concerns.
Now the revised plans, which have been approved by councillors, see the historic home retained and several of the outbuildings make way for the six new properties.
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Associate at PWA Planning, who came up with the revised scheme, Louise Leyland said: “While the house and its outbuildings are not designated heritage assets, the site was considered to have heritage value because of the historical architecture and its contribution to the character of the area.
“We worked proactively with the planning authority, our client, and the architect to come up with a scheme that could provide new homes on the site and satisfy any heritage issues by retaining the main house.”
Two ‘gatehouse’ style homes are due at to be built at the entrance to the 1.29 acre plot and a private driveway leads to four large mews-style homes arranged around a courtyard.
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Director at Stanton Andrews, the architects for the scheme, Charles Stanton said: “When we visited the site, we had some sympathy with the position adopted by the local authority. Over the years the house had morphed into a sprawling collection of extensions and outbuildings but at its heart was a property which had some charm.
“In our proposal, we stripped the main house back to its core arrangement and details from the main house have been incorporated to the design of all the new homes.”
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