Anyone living near the proposed building of 3,000 new homes in Penwortham is being asked for their views.Advertisement
Pickering’s Farm, off Bee Lane, will see nearly half of South Ribble’s new homes built on it in the next decade.
Taylor Wimpey and Homes England are preparing plans for the site, to the East of Penwortham Way, and is holding a consultation event.
Early-stage plans will be available to view online and an event runs at Kingsfold Methodist Church on Tuesday 10 July from 2pm to 8pm.
A drop-in session is also taking place at Leyland Market from 12noon to 5pm on Friday 13 July.
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No planning applications have been submitted for the site and Taylor Wimpey say they want to talk to homeowners, councillors and businesses in the area before submitting their masterplan.
Senior strategic land and planning manager Kate McClean said: “Working with the local community is extremely important to us and we will be engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, including local people, throughout the course of this consultation.
“We want to hear feedback on a range of different topics related to the vision for the site, including the homes and services people want to see delivered, green spaces and ecology, connectivity and opportunities for the development to cater for the new digital world.
“We would encourage everyone who has a vision for what Pickering’s Farm should look like to come forward and provide their feedback so that we can create a neighbourhood that South Ribble can be proud of.”
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The land was first identified in 2000 as being suitable for housing. In 2015 the Pickering’s Farm site was allocated in the South Ribble Local Plan for new homes.
Head of public sector land at Homes England Nicola Elsworth said: “We are excited about the opportunities available at Pickering’s Farm and the potential to help South Ribble plan for the future. Delivering a neighbourhood that local people can be proud of is important to us and we want to fully engage with local people to understand their views and to help deliver a masterplan to cater for South Ribble’s needs.
“We look forward to engaging with local residents during the course our consultation, including at the forthcoming visioning event in Penwortham.”
You can see the consultation for Pickering’s Farm on the website and their Facebook page.
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